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jril 1991, Volume 4, No. 2 
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President, Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 

Alumnae Association Officers 

Barbara Knisely Roberts 73, President 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63, Vice President 

Marie Westbrook Bream '82, CInair, Admissions Committee 

Susan Johnson High '62, Chair, Annual Fund Committee 

Valerie Lund Mitchell '74, Chair, Chapter Development Committee 

Martha McMullan Aasen '51, Chair, Continuing Education Comittee 

Linda Martin Graybill '83, Chair, Finance Committee 

Kate Gladden Schultz '71 , Chair, Homecoming Committee 

Sally Armstrong Bingley '60, Chair, Nominating Committee 

Jennifer Webb '90, Chair, Student Relations Committee 

SalJy Dorsey Danner '64, Recording Secretary 

Crista R. Cabe, Ex-Officio, Executive Director of Alumnae Activities 

Editorial Advisory Board 
Crista R. Cabe, Chair 

B. Richard Plant, Assistant Professor of English 
Patricia Hunt, College Chaplain 
William Carter Pollard, College Librarian 
Ethel M. Smeak '53, Professor of English 

Editor, Alice E. Addleton 
Assistant to the Editor, D. Michelle Hite 
Design, Ten Slallard and Pat Kiblinger 
Editorial Assistant, Susan O'Donncll '92 

Cover art by Teri Stallard 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine is published by Mary Baldwin 
College, Office of College Relations, Staunton, VA 24401 . 
Copyright by Mary Baldwin College. All rights reserved. 

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April 1991, Volume 4. No. 2 

2 President's Message 

Cynthia H. Tyson 


3 Small Colleges, Missionaries and East Asian 
Studies a Century Ago 

1 Advantages of the Women's College 

Daniel A. Metraux 

Ashton D. Trice 


15 Just Keeping In Touch 

1 6 Let's Eat Squid and Sweep Beaches 

18 New Faces in the Alumnae Office 

Barbara Knisely Roberts 73 

Kimberly Brooks 

27 Chapters In Action 

29 Class Notes 


43 Knit One, Purl Two 

45 A Pencil Sketch of Fencing 

Martlia N. Ei<ans 

Guviidolyn E. Walsh 


Spring has come to the Mary Baldwin cam- 
pus, and we're all glad. It has been a beast of a 

While we haven't had much bad weather in 
Staunton, we've experienced storms - in the 
deserts of the Middle East and in our economy 
- and they have touched us all. Every one of 
us knows at least one person serving in the 
military in Operation Desert Storm. And the 
recession stiU chills us as we brace ourselves 
for tight budgets at home and on the campus. 

In spite of an intense awareness of war and 
recession throughout the CoUege community, it 
seems to be business as usual. Kristin Henley, a 
senior from Norfolk, is serving an extemship 
with me. She's told me that she's worried about 
her fiance, a V.M.I, graduate who is in Army 
Ranger School. She's worried about how the 
recession affects her job prospects. In the mean- 
time, she is also bursting with questions about 
the implications of psychological research in 
public relations. She has a new hair cut, too, and 
she's putting the finishing touches on her senior 
research project. It's been accepted for presen- 
tation at the Southeastern Psychological Asso- 
ciation annual meeting in New Orleans. 

Earher this week, Michelle Hite was ex- 
plaining the accounting system the Business 
Office and Computer Center have just imple- 
mented. "This is going to make it much easier 
to monitor expenditures," she said. Michelle 
has a brother, three cousins, and two uncles in 
the Gulf area, and she writes to each of them 
every night. Every day, however, she's here at 
work, makingsureouroperationrunssmoothly. 

TTiis issue of the Man/ Baldivin Magazine was 
created during the winter. Ashton Trice pored 
over reams of research to write his thought- 
provoking article on the values of single-sex 
education. Dan Metiaux and Martha Evans 
worked with us on their contributions for this 
issue, and the Alumnae Office staff gathered 
and compiled information. Then, our staff put 
it all together - just like we do for every issue. 

Yes, it has been business as usual at Mary 
Baldwin College, and I think we've ail been 
grateful for the work we've had to do. It seems 
we've been doing it with a little more attention. 
And, while we've been doing what needs to be 
done, the daffodils bulbs have been busy, too. 
TTie winter is passing. 

Genie Addleton 

P resident' s 

M E S S A G E 

As I read material being prepared for this edition of our alumnae magazine 
and reflected upon prior editions, I was struck, yet again, by the range of 
interests and accomplishments of our students and alumnae. Thus it has 
always been. From our earliest days, we have been inspired by graduates who, 
though unable to overcome social and gender barriers at home, went abroad to 
pursue careers in medical and missionary endeavors. No barrier was too 
formidable to overcome. And today, those same inspirational stories express 
the lives of our graduates. 

Expressed in the lives of these women is Mary Baldwin College's fulfillment! 
of mission. They have vision, determination, personal ambition, and an equal 
sense of service as outcomes of the College's emphases. 

As you all know, my role at the College has enabled me to meet many, if not , 
all, alumnae. Gradually, I hope to know all. As I do, my respect for the missioni| 
of the College grows even stronger as I learn of lives that inspire. 

A short time ago, in late 1990, 1 met for the first time an alumna who has 
reached the age of 97. We spent a couple of hours together, during which timeij 
I listened to her stories of Mary Baldwin. She was born in West Virginia, but, 
when she was 13 and her sister 10, the family moved to Virginia and the two 
girls were enrolled at the Augusta Female Seminary. She recalled in detail the 
faculty at that time, 84 years ago as you will quickly calculate. That takes us 
back to the year 1906. The faculty she recalled had in its ranks a number of 
never-married ladies, earning a living as dedicated teachers and making for 
themselves successful and independent lives. Several of them, she said, "had 
lost their lovers in the Civil War." I relived history with her. From Mary 
Baldwin, she went on to earn degrees which qualified her to become a faculty 
member herself in a university in another state. And she had traveled much. 
1 listened to stories of her adventures in Egypt, Australia, and many countries 
of Europe. Here was a vibrant and stimulating woman with a life story that 
expressed our Mary Baldwin ideals. And she was still planning for the future. 
1 loved it and loved her! 

The mission that shaped this wonderful woman continues to be not only 
relevant, but sorely needed in our time. We must make sure that alumnaeequal 
to the great lady 1 have described exist 84 years hence to inspire, as she did me, 
those who lead and support Mary Baldwin College, its programsand philosophy. 



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Photo from the 1926 Bluestocking. Tluiiik^^u'ing ttld'iiitioii til XUry 
Baldwin in Korea 

Small Colleges, Missionaries 

>-J East Asian Studies 

>J^ a Century Ago 


by DiDiicI A. Metraux 

ften it is the larger universities that are 
credited with educating Americans about Asia and 
training them for careers in all aspects of this field. To 
an extent this is true, but small liberal-arts colleges 
have also played and continue to play an important 
role. For example, in 1991 in the state of Virginia, 
there are perhaps a dozen colleges which teach Japa- 
nese, and most of these are small liberal-arts colleges 
like Mary Baldwin, Washington and Lee, and 
Randolph-Macon Woman's College. 

A century ago, however, larger universities gave 
students little, if any, training in Asian studies nor 
had any academic or professional connections with 
Asia. Rather, it was the small and often church-re- 
lated college that produced students who were to 
have influence in Asia. 

The reason for this phenomenon is that many of 
these were church-related colleges that produced mis- 
sionaries who went on to have distinguished careers in 
Asia. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries there 
was an impressive mo\ement by many Protestant as 
well as Catholic churches to send missionaries to Asia. 
Colleges related to these churches became ob\ious cen- 
ters for the education emd recruitment of missionaries. 
Colleges such as Ohio Wesleyan, Muskingam, Mary 
Baldwin and dozens of 
others scattered 
throughout the East and 
Midwest sent out thousands of 
missionaries to Japan, China, Korea 
and India. While some missionaries 
ma\' had more distinguished careers than others, 
their overall impact was immense. 

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"While the 

missionaries played the 
crucial role of communicators 
between one civilization and 
another, the colleges, 
perhaps even more than 
the churches in some 
instances, acted as focal 
points of this 

cutural interchange." 

Between the 1850s and the late 1940s, 
these missionaries became the major com- 
municators between one civilization and an- 
other. Because of their direct involvement in 
the lives of so many Asians, the missionaries 
taught them more about the West than any 
other group. Through their books, articles, 
lectures and letters, they gave tens of thou- 
sands of Americans their only view of Asian 
life. Today few missionaries are left, but 
their impact in Asia is still felt in the many 
schools they built and the people they edu- 

There was often an important, enduring 
relationship between the home college and 
the college-educated missionary. The mis- 
sionaries received much of their educations 
at the home institutions, often departed al- 
most immediately for the field, and either set 
up an institution or worked for some that 
pre-existed abroad. Although missionaries 
were formally affiliated vwth churches and 
had no formal ties with their colleges, the 
bond with the colleges remained very real and impor- 
tant. Missionaries often sent letters and reports to 
their colleges giving students and alumni a view of 
life in Asia. The home institutions, on the other hand, 
educated and encouraged new missionaries to go to 
Asia and often provided a free or inexpensive educa- 
tion to children of missionaries through scholarships 
and grants. The colleges often also provided moral 
and financial support for the missionaries and their 
work as well as strong informal bonds with the insti- 
tutions created by the missionaries abroad. Mission- 
aries on furlough often visited their colleges. These 
personal contacts thus gave college communities a 
more intimate acquaintance with the mission fields 
and with Asia. Thus, while the missionaries played 
the crucial role of communicators between one civili- 
zation and another, the colleges, perhaps even more 
than the churches in some instances, acted as focal 
points of this cultural interchange. Without these 
small colleges, this cultural interchange would have 
been far more difficult and much less fruitful. 

Mary Baldwin College's experiences are both typi- 
cal and symbolic of this trend. Long affiliated with 
the Presbyterian Church and one of Virginia's best 
women's colleges, its missionary effort began in 1882 
when one of its instructors, Charlotte Kemper, left 
Staunton for a missionary career in the equatorial 
jungles of Brazil. Her efforts led to the founding of a 
boys' and a girls' school which were eventually com- 
bined into the Gammon Institute which survives to- 
day. Since that time more than 40 of Mary Baldwin 
College's alumnae have become missionaries. 

The missionary effort which began in earnest in the 
late 19th century owes much of its inspiration to Mary 
Julia Baldwin (1829-1897). She became the principal of 
Augusta Female Seminary in 1863, a desperate time in 
the midst of the Civil War. She saved the school 
though, and laid the ground work for the seminary to 
become one of the better women's colleges in the South. 

Miss Baldwin was a devout Christian who had a 
deep commitment to educating young women so they 
could lead fulfilling and independent lives. She also 
believed in the importance of missionary work. It is 
said that from 40 to 60 percent of the contributions 
made by the First Presbyterian Church in Staunton to 
home and foreign mission work during Miss Baldwin's 
life came from her. 

The most important of the student organizations at 
the College at the turn of the century was the campus 
chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association 
(YWCA), dating back to 1894. It was the one organiza- 
tion to which all students belonged, and it played an 
active role in the religious and social life of the campus. 
According to the student yearbook of 1894, "The 
YWCA combines in itself the little Volunteer Band and 
the Missionary Society and takes under its supervision 
all our religious meetings." The group raised money 
and was active in its support of Presbyterian foreign 
missions. The Mary Baldwin YWCA also raised money 
for a variety of other causes including the Red Cross, 
black schools, the European Student Fellowship Fund 
and Near East Relief after World War I. Thus, it was 
the YWCA that served as the link between the college 
and the missionaries abroad. 

The world these missionaries faced in Asia was 

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ardly a peaceful or optimistic one. Korea and north- 
m China had been the scene of the bitter Sino-Japa- 
ese war of 1894-1895 and the savage Russo-Japanese 
/ar of 1904-1905. Korea was forcibly annexed into the 
ipanese Empire in 1910. In the early part of this cen- 
jry Japan relentlessly sought to extend its influence in 
:hina, which in turn was being crushed by civil war 
nd revolution. By the 1930s, China was being ravaged 
ly an intensive war between the Japanese and Chinese, 
s well as a civil war between the Nationalists and the 
lommunists. Death, disease, starvation and poverty 
ifflicted Chinese peoples everywhere. 

Missionary work began much later in Korea than in 
Ihina. As late as the early 1880s few foreigners were 
lUowed in Korea and missionaries were liable to execu- 
tion by a xenophobic Korean government. Missionary 
vvork could only begin after a treaty of friendship and 
:ommerce had been signed between the United States 
md Korea. Among the Protestant churches, the Pres- 
byterian church had the honor of sending the first resi- 
dent missionary to the long closed land. The Presbyte- 
rian church in the U.S. 
began its interest in Ko- 
rea through its mission- 
aries in Japan, which 
was used as a base for 
visiting Korea. The first 
person sent by the Pres- 
byterian Board of For- 
eign Missions was Dr. 
John W. Heron, who 
was appointed in the 
spring of 1885. How- 
ever, the board felt that 
"the time has not yet 
come for the open proc- 
lamation of the Gospel 
in Korea," and Heron 
was instructed to go to 
Japan to study the Ko- 
rean language. I lo de- 
layed and did not reach 
Korea until June 1885. 
While missionary au- 

thorities were hesitating over the advisability of imme- 
diately opening a mission in Korea, foreign residents in 
Shanghai and elsewhere in the Far East were flocking 
to the northwest, to East Asia's opened countries. 
Among them was Dr. Horace N. Allen, a medical mis- 
sionary under the Presbyterian Board assigned to 
China, who arrived in Korea in the n:ud-1880s and who 
later founded the Kwanghyewon Hospital, the first 
Western medical institution in Korea. It survives to this 
day and serves as a reminder of the strong influence of 
the Presbyterian Board of Foreign missions and the 
work of its missionaries in Korea. 

One of the most interesting aspects of the mission- 
ary work in Korea was the establishment of numerous 
missionary schools. Many of these schools were 
founded in the late 1890s and the first two decades of 
this century at a time when the Japanese were tighten- 
ing their control over Korea until the loss of Korean in- 
dependence in 1910. To increase their control over Ko- 
rea, the Japanese promulgated a series of education 
laws aimed at spreading a submissive attitude. Japa- 

riwto t> 

ii; rih- Mvtlrn D. Ruldic Scluxtl. Chnu. 

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nese teachers were assigned to all government 
schools, and the curricula of private schools were 
strictly regulated. No school could be established 
without government permission, and existing schools 
had to be licensed. 

It was at this time that two schools were founded 
in Asia by Mary Baldwin College graduates. Lilly 
Alby Bull (class of 1893) established the Mary 
Baldwin School for Girls in Kunsan in southern Korea 
in 1912, while Lily U. Woods '14 founded the Martha 
D. Riddle School for Girls in Hwainfu, near Shanghai, 
China in 1916. 

Mary Baldwin did not provide much, if any, train- 
ing in missionary work per se or in Asian studies and 
language as it does today, although a catalogue from 
the 1920s lists a course in Far Eastern history. Rather, 
Ms. Bull and Ms. Woods received their training di- 
rectly in the field. Lily Woods and another MBC 
graduate, Agnes Woods, report in March of 1916 that 
they had been rigorously studying Chinese for quite 
some time and had already taken four difficult ex- 
ams. Miss Woods had two classes of Chinese each 
day, but was putting her training to immediate use 
by teaching Chinese characters and the Catechism to 
children and some adult women. It was only after 
the missionaries had established themselves and 
knew more of the language that they were allowed to 
set up their own schools. 

The history of the school in Korea was summa- 
rized by Sallie Hamilton McCormick in the 1921 edi- 
tion of the college's Alumnae Bulletin: 

Doubtless, ihere are many MBS girls who, having in one way or 
other heard ol the Mary Baldwin School in Kunsan, Korea, many have 
wondered how it was established and named... At a meeting ol the Lex- 
ington Presbylerial Auxiliary (then colled Union) in the Second Presbyte- 
rian Church, Staunton, Virginia, in 1907 the need lor schools in Korea, 
was presented by Dr. W. H. forsythe, returned missionary from that 
country. Two thousand dollars, or 40 shares at $50 each, was the 
amount necessary lor the erection ol one ol these school buildings. The 
"Union" gave earnest consideration to this appeal, and belore the close 
oltbe session that day voted to undertake the raising ol $2,000 lor a 
girls' school. Jhe organization was in its infancy at that time, but in low 
years the entire amount had been contributed by the societies. Jhe Ex- 
ecutive Committee ol Foreign Missions in Nashville, Tennessee, as- 
signed the Kunsan Girls' School to us. 

In thinking ol a suitable name for the school, several were sug- 
gested, but that ol "Mary Baldwin" met with greatest favor as Miss 
Baldwin had always been deeply interested in missions and had made 
the education ol girls her life work... 

Mrs. Libbie Alby-Bull, an MBS graduate, had been teaching an 
ever-increasing class ol Korean girls at Kunsan in veny uncomlortable 
quarters lor years and was overjoyed at the thought ol having a commo 
dious building lor the girls and her class work. Some ol the native 
women were her assistants. 

Before materials could be gathered lor the building and work be- 
gun, as things move slowly in Korea, the attendance upon the school 
had increased to such an extent that the plans originally made lor a 
$2,000 building were lound to be inadequate, so a larger one was 
erected at an additional cost which was met by the Executive Commit- 
tee ol Foreign Missions. Ground was broken for the building in 191 0. 

The societies did not abandon the school, however, after having 
raised the $2,000, but a number of them look permanent shares in the 
school, or mission at Kunsan, and continued their interest in this way. 
By November 1912, the building was completed and occupied. . . 

The fad ol the existence of a Mary Baldwin School in Korea so im- 
pressed itself upon the seminary here in Staunton that the girls were in- 
spired to contribute towards its support, through their missionary organi- 
zation, between the years ol 1914-19, as much as $ 1,000. The larg- 
est amount given in one year being $500. This, ol course, was substan- 
tial help and greatly appreciated. 


The Kunsan mission was one of three established by 
the Southern Presbyterians at the turn of the century in 
southern Korea. One of the early missionary arrivals 
was the Rev. William F. Bull of Norfolk, Virginia, who 
remained in Korea for the next 40 years. He quickly 
married Miss Libbie A. Alby of Staunton who arrived a 
year after him. 

Missionary historian George Thompson Brown 
makes the following observations about the impor- 
tance of the home church and college support for the 
missionary movement in Korea: 

The development of the girls' school in Kunsan illustrates the home 
church's sacrificial support, without which these schools never would 
been established. This school was put on a firm foundation through the 
generosity of the ladies of Lexington (Virginia! Presbylerial, who became 
interested in the school through their missionary, Mrs. Bull. They do- 
nated a large sum toward the total cost ol a new building, with the re- 
quest that the school be named "The Mary Baldwin School lor Girls. " A 
few years later, when the needs of the school were presented to the stu- 
dent body ol Mary Baldwin College..., they began pledging $1,000 
for the school annually. Much of this money accumulated through the 
sale of sandwiches and other foods that appeal to hungny girls at a 
tioarding xhool. Their pledge was faithfully kept for many years. 

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Despite this help from Mary Baldwin College and 
others in Virginia, life was never easy or secure for the 
Korean school. There was always the Japanese menace, 
as well as the daily hardships of life in Korea. The po- 
litical situation worsened in the late 1920s and early 
1930s as that region moved slowly but certainly toward 
war. Mrs. Bull was still quite optimistic about the fu- 
ture of her school as late as 1928: 

We have 1 8 giils in the hsl year of air Higher Corr)rr)ort School this 
year. Jhe people see the impor1ar)ce of educating daughters now. Il 
was hard work to convince parents 28 years ago that on education 
was good lor girls as well as boys. That is all changed and lor the 
most understandable reason. All of the desirable young rr}en are seek- 
ing in marriage only girls who have been in school. As these young 
men preler girls in the higher grades, they are helping us keep girls ir) 
school longer. 

We feel that we are winning out. We have kepi God's word in our 
curriculum, have our daily devotional exercises, and yet are seeing our 
girls enter the higher institutions by examination... 

The Kunsan school labored under increasing diffi- 
culties as Japan became more involved in the war in 
next-door China. In 1936, Mrs. Bull wrote from China: 
"School work is hard as government regulations are 
many... Wc have been cut and re-cut until it is with 
the greatest difficulty that any work is carried on." In 
the late 1930s the school was forced to close and in 
1940 Mrs. Bull and her husband returned after a ser- 
vice of 41 years. 

Mary Baldwin College's Alumnae Society had a 
Missionary Alumnae Chapter which gave an annual 
scholarship to a child of one of the missionaries it was 
helping to support. In 1921 it gave a $50 scholarship 
to Virginia Bull, eldest daughter of Mrs. Bull. After 
five years the scholarship was passed on to children 
of missionaries in China. 

The Kunsan school itself was destroyed during the 
war and all archives were lost. However, a picture of 
the school and its students indicates that there were 
as many as 50 to 100 students attending. The school 
was re-established in another location in the same re- 
gion after the war, but the name was changed from 
Mary Baldwin because of pronunciation problems. 
Today the Young Myung High School traces its his- 
tory to Libby Bull's enterprise. 

We have little information about the Martha D. 
Riddle School for Girls in China except that it flour- 
ished for a time before it, too, was closed forever be- 
cause of the war between China and Japan in the late 

There is, however, a letter published in the 1921 
Alumnae Bulletin from Lily U. Woods that gives a 
poignant view of a missionary's life in China in the 
midst of famine, poverty and war. She wrote: 

Nwai-an-fu, China 
February 28, l<?2l 

My [)ear friends, 

Jhe China New Year holiday is just over, and "mid-term examina- 
tions' are going on in school now... 

Our school was closed for three weeks during the China New Year 
vacation. I spent the holiday in Soochow, a large city to the south of 
us, with my father. Soochow is one ol China's oldest cities, and used to 
be one of the most fashionable centers of the country. The leading silk 
and batik shops moved to Shanghai in order to secure the fabric trade... 

This week is one planned for the "famine drive' in our city. You 
have read, ol course, of the terrible famine in the north ol China. Tens 
of thousands are facing starvation. And it is hard to see how they can 
escape in the months to come before the harvest. Immense sums have 
been contributed everywhere. And still there are more sufferers than sup- 
plies to be had. We are thinking of using the method of 'tag day' at 
home in our inland city of 1 80,000. Il will be an innovation for 
Hwainfu all right, and it will remain to be seen how il will work. }osey 
and I hope to canvas the homes ol the wealthy and other ladies here, 
and get each Chinese lady to contribute her share. . . We are eager to 
make a success of (fiis dfiVe and to give generously in our city. 


Describing her daily life just prior to the start of 
the School, Agnes Woods wrote: 

From 8:30 until 10:30 1 am with the teacher. We are rearming 
'Genesis," Pilgrim's Progress and the Sacred Edict (a famous Chinese 
classicl. We are going to start little Lord Fauntleroy soon, as a diver- 
sion! Then I go to the Girls' School and teach a class in Mark until after 
1 1 :00. From that time until 1 .00 1 have my little brother William's 
classes. Directly after dinner, I go to the dispensary and help there until 
4:00. On Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, I have a class of eight 
little girls that I am teaching to read Chinese. They are coming along 
very well and remarkably when I think of the many weary hours I had 
over these same old characters last spring. On Wednesdays, after dis- 
pensary, I have a doss of little boys and girls in the Catechism. To hear 
them recite almost deafens one. The zeal of a Chinese scholar is mea- 
sured by the volume of sound he can make. 

Another graduate of Mary Baldwin, Cornelia Morgan, 
was a member of the China Inland Mission. The Alumnae 
Newsletter of March, 1929, related the story of her experi- 
ences during the wars in China in the 1920s: 

The past two years have been difficult ones. ..Time after time her 
house has been occupied by rebels, bandits and soldiers of all descrip- 
tions. She has cooked lor them and nursed them, the conquerors today 
who are the conquered tomorrow, entertained them with her Victrola, 
which seems to be a never-ending source of pleasure to old and young 
alike, taught and preached, and performed the innumerable duties of 
everyday life. 

She was ordered to evacuate, but t>ecause she could not lake her 
adopted children, and would not leave them, she refused to budge a 
step. And there she stayed through the chaos that makes one's hair 
stand on end to read aixut, the only white woman for miles around. All 
this time soldiers came and went, sleeping on the floor, demanding food 
and bandages, medicine and ointment. She said the iodine had been 
watered until there was no color and no odor left, but they were satisfied 
with a small portion and went away content. 

Today, there are still Mary Baldwin alumnae 
working in Christian service abroad, and the develop- 
ment of new fields outside of missionary service has 
brought an increased interest and awareness of inter- 
national affairs among MBC women. The College has 
a promising program with Doshisha Women's Col- 
lege in Kyoto, Japan. 

Thus, it is clear that small Christian colleges 
played a vital role in providing training for future 
missionaries. Mary Baldwin College's strong links 
with the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions 

made it an obvious source of candidates for service 
abroad. The strong religious atmosphere at the Col- 
lege, reports and visits from missionaries in the field, 
and the strong determination of the College's leaders 
to support foreign missionary work most likely en- 
couraged a few students to opt for missionary careers 
who might not otherwise have done so. The College 
also provided funds and a place for a daughter of one 
or more missionaries a year, thus strengthening links 
between the missionaries and the College and en- 
hancing opportunities for students to learn more 
about the East. 

These mission schools also played a critical role in 
fostering women's education in Korea. Women in 
traditional Korea did not receive a formal education 
and Korea's Confucian culture confined women to the 
home. The mission schools provided women with 
their first opportunity for a formal education and 
started a movement for equal education. In the 1990s 
Korean women are going to universities in rising 
numbers and are embarking upon professional ca- 
reers. They owe much of their success to the old mis- 
sion schools. 

Daniel A. Metraux, who was appointed to Mary 
Baldwin's facidty in 1983, is associate professor of history 
and Asian studies. He organized the College's minor in 
Asian studies and, during the seven years he has been at 
Man/ Baldivin, has received four awards for excellence in 
teaching. Dr. Metraux is a prominent scholar in Asian stud- 
ies and is widely published. His work includes four books 
and numerous articles and chapters in other publications. 

8 April 1997 

Kristen Earner 


Continuing a missionary tradition, in a not-so-tradi- 
tional way, Kristen Barner '90 departed Mary Baldwin 
College for Africa early this year where she will spend 
three years as an international partner with Habitat for 
Humanity. Kristen, an English major who was also 
president of the Student Government Association, will 
work in Ghana, West Africa, where she will be respon- 
sible for maintaining one of Habitat's self-help housing 

"I will be involved with program development in rural 
areas and teaching technology and methods of project 
maintenance," she said. 

In November, 1990, Kristen completed an 11-week 
training program at Habitat's international headquar- 
ters in Americus, Georgia. During the training, Kristen 
and other volunteers learned skills required for manag- 
ing their local projects. "I thought we would learn how 
to build a house, but instead we learned about commu- 
nity development, liberation theology, — and motor- 
cycle maintenance!" Kristen explained that this compo- 
nen t of the training is essential since a motorcycle will be 
her mode of transportation between construction sites. 

Habitat for Humanity, which was founded in 1976 as 
an ecumenical Christian housing ministry, has sought 
to eliminate inadequate housing in the United States 
and more than 35 nations around the world. "We 
believe that by making decent homes a matter of con- 
science and action, poverty hous- 
ing can be eliminated glo- 
bally," Kristen said. 

"Volunteer labor, and con- 
tributions of money and mate- 
rials allow Habitat to build and 
remodel houses to provide a 
decent house in a decent com- 
munity for God's people in 
need, but this is not a give- 
away program," Kristin said. 
"Habitat provides capital and 
co-workers while partner 
families provide 'sweat equity' 
and monthly payments. This 
partnership enables familes 
living in inadequate shelter to 
own simple, durable houses." 

Each of the more than 300 
affiliated projects in the United 
States, Canada, and South Af- 
rica is run by its own board of 
directors and raises its own 

funds. More than 50 sponsored projects in 24 countries 
around the world, each governed by its own local com- 
mittee, receive operating capital from Habitat. 

Kristen, who is the 
daughter of a Presby- 
terian minsiter, was 
first involved 

^ M 

with th( 
A 1 m o 
H e a V 
Habitat affili- 
ate in Circleville 
West Virginia. 

She also spent the summer before her senior year in 
Cameroon with Medical Benevolence. "After those 
experiences," she said, "I knew my calling was to 
help and work with my brothers and sisters in need." 
Kristen's work in Africa began after hvo months of 
speaking engagements in the United States. "Interest 
was high in the groups 1 spoke to," Kristin said. "I even 
'converted' someone to work for Habitat." 

Kristen Earner's address is Doryumu HFH, P.O. Box9563, 
Airport, ACCRA, CImna, West Africa. To learn more about 
Habitat for Humanity, zcrite or call Habitat for Humanity 
International, 121 Habitat Street. Americus, Georgia 31709- 

3498, telephone (912) 924-6541. 

Vie Man/ Baldwin Magazine 9 

WJieji I urns asked to write an article on the advantages of women's colleges, my first inclination 
was to wonder why snch an article needed to he written. My own affiliation with women's colleges 
is long. For 37 years of my life I was the son of a professor at a women's college. I took courses at 
Mary Baldwin while in high school and after college. The nearest colleges and universities ivhile 
I was growing up — UVa, W&L, Madison, and VMI— were all single-sex insitutions. I attended 
Davidson, which zvas then all men, and I received my master's degree from a "rival" women's 
college 85 miles to the south. With that personal heritage, the notion of a women's college — or a 
men's college, for that matter — does not seem old-fashioned. On the contrary, a single-sex college 
seems the norm, even something advantageous. 

But as an educational psychologist, I believe that all educational institutions should hear 
occasional scrutiny, and I accepted the challenge of looking for the evidence that supported the 
notion of a women's college. Certainly something has happened to single-sex colleges, as there are 
fewer than a hundred of us left. My graduate education had omitted any mention of the topic, and 
so I had to begin searching for that evidence from scratch. 

The first things I found were shrill critiques of current educational practice advocating the 
return to single-sex education. These critiques assumed fundamental differences in the ways 
women and men learn, and attacked everything, from multiple choice tests to Honor Codes 
(Spender, 1982). As I know of no hard evidence that men and women do learn in fundamentally 
different ways, except in geometry, I took these critiques with more than a grain of salt. 

Later I found my way into the rich educational and historical research literature of the past two 
decades on the value of single-sex education. This literature reaffirmed for me the value of teaching 
women in the context of a women's college. There are some surprises here, but I will save them. 

In this essay I will attempt to do three things. First, I will give a possible explanation the rise 
of coeducation in the 1970s. Second, I will summarize the research from the last two decades on 
the consistent advantages of single-sex education. And finally, I will suggest possible reasons why 
these advantages exist. 

Advantages of the 
Women's College: 


hy Ashton D. Trice 

10 April 1991 


Single sex education was criticized in the 
late 1960s and early 1970s on a number of 
fronts: the principal criticisms were that 
single-sex education was elitist, exclusion- 
ary, and unnatural (Dale, 1971). The first of 
these criticisms seems to me to be unfair. AU col- 
leges use admissions criteria and can be described 
as elitist to anyone who objects to the criteria, 
whether they be high school grades, SAT scores, 
application essays, or extracurricular activities. 

The exclusionary criticism ;s warranted: 
women's colleges do exclude men, as men's col- 
leges exclude women, and theological seminaries 
exclude atheists. At the time, the gender exclusion 
policies were seen alongside of other "time-hon- 
ored" exclusionary policies, most notably those 
based on ethnicity, and the legal and moral anal- 
ogy was made by some between single-sex and 
single-race schools. 1 do not believe — but 1 am out 
of my element and defer to the opinion of jurists 
and philosophers — that this analogy holds up. 
Colleges have a primary duty, it seems to me, to 
teach those individuals they accept in the best way 
possible, and to accept those students they can 
teach with advantage. While 1 know of no valid 
educational reason why individuals should be ex- 
cluded from liberal-arts institutions on the basis of 
race, age, or creed, I hope to show in the remain- 
der of this discussion that there are sound reasons 
why some institutions can best teach only women, 
and why many women are best taught there. 

Horowitz (1984) has shown in a fine historical 
analysis of documents leading to the establish- 
ment of the earliest women's colleges, that the 
issue of "unnaturalness" was heavily on the 
minds of the founders of Vassar, Smith, and 
Bryn Mawr as they set about the great educa- 
tional "experiment" of providing post-second- 
ary education for women. Each of these colleges 
reacted to the earliest model of higher education 
for women in which the students ate, slept, stud- 
ied, worshipped, and played on remote, for- 
tress-like campuses overseen 24-hours-a-day by 
an all female staff. Vassar's solution to the un- 
naturalness problem was the introduction of 
male staff. Smith's was a town setting and an 
"academical village" campus where living and 
eating was done in small family-like cottages. 
Bryn Mawr's innovation was the inclusion of a 
graduate school, with the idea that this would 
keep the professors current in their fields and 
would introduce more mature students onto the 
campus. Still, by the early part of this century, 
women's colleges were restrictive. For example, 
at Mary Baldwin Seminary in the 1920s, stu- 
dents could receive mail only from those boys 
who were named on a list provided by parents 
prior to the beginning of the term. All other mail 
was opened and read by the Head for violations 
of social rules. 

By the 1960s, the picture was much changed, 
but many women's colleges remained protection- 
ist and isolated. Considerable concern was voiced 

about whether graduates of single-sex institutions 
would have appropriate social skills for the larger 
society. Such concerns are now largely in the past, 
due, in part, to the criticisms of the 1960s. Now, 
consortium programs bring and send students 
onto other campuses; social rules have been re- 
laxed so that male visitors are not restricted to sbc 
Saturdays a semester; involvement in the commu- 
nity is encouraged and occasionaUy required; and 
extemships throw students into the fray of the 
"real world" full-time. 

The student movements of the 1960s also cen- 
tered around concerns for equality and access 
and openness in society at large. The upheavals 
of the free speech, civil rights, and anti-war 
demonstrations were the most public aspects of 
those concerns, but nearly every institution ex- 
perienced heated internal debates on social 
rules, curricular reform directed toward career- 
relevance, and admissions policies, including co- 
education. Faculties, administrators, and boards 
of trustees slowly began to listen to these criti- 
cisms and either agreed with them in principle 
or decided that student disaffection with single- 
sex education would lead them to enroll else- 
where. Coeducational state colleges and univer- 
sities were growing enormously during this 
time, and the community college system was es- 
tablished. Liberal-arts colleges perceived that 
they were fighting for their share of the student 
pie, if not for their very existence. 1 think it fair 
to say that the rise of coeducation came prima- 
rily from concerns over institutional finances 
rather than concerns about educational quality 
for the students. 


Given the nature of the criticism of colleges 
in the late 1960s, it is not surprising that 
many would examine the stKial environ- 
ment with little attention to its impact on 
academics. It is ironic that at the same 
time, in the largest study of American colleges 
ever undertaken, A. W. Astin (1977) found advan- 
tages for both men and women at single-sex 
schools on such varied measures as interaction 
with faculty, self-esteem, completion of the degree, 
academic involvement, and further educational as- 
pirations and attainment. This study followed 
200,000 sti-idents at 300 instih-itions, and its only 
important myuficr finding concerning single-sex 
institutions was that men at men's colleges were 
somewhat more dissatisfied with their social life 
than their counterparts at ct>educational institu- 
tions. Women at women's colleges were not. In 
fact, thev were signficantlv more satisfied with 
their social environments than women on coedu- 
cational campuses. 

Other researchers were finding decided profes- 
sional ad\'antages for graduates of single-sex col- 
leges, in studies of appearances in W/io's W)w 
(Oates & Williamson, 1978), number of earned 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 1 1 

. . . the best 

interpretation of 

these studies is that 

special advantages 

accumulate for 

women educated at 

academically rigorous 

women\s colleges . . . 

doctorates (Graham, 1970; Tidball & 
Kistiakowsky, 1976), and number of professional 
leadership positions (Graham, 1974). In all of this 
research, the advantages were somewhat greater 
for women than men (Tidball, 1980). 

Not all single sex colleges provided advan- 
tages to their graduates. For women, a dispro- 
portionate number of the high achievers had 
graduated from a small number of East Coast 
institutions which had highly competitive ad- 
missions standards, rigorous curricula, and 
long-standing reputations. Certainly, the bright- 
est, best-trained, and best-connected students 
would be expected to rise to the top. Further, 
for the generation of women observed in these 
studies, opportunities for higher education 
were primarily provided by women's colleges, 
so the high proportion of women's college 
graduates may simply reflect the advantages of 
a college education. 

1 think that is not the case. It seems to me 
that the best interpretation of these studies is 
that special advantages accumulate for women 
educated at academically rigorous women's col- 
leges: other studies mentioned later seem to 
disconfirm the influence of selective admissions 
or the institution's "name." As for the sugges- 
tion that these advantages may be limited to 
former generations, there are a number of stud- 
ies of more recent 
cohorts of women's 
college graduates 
which show that the 
advantages continue 
to hold. Helen Astin 
(1969) found a high 
representation of 
graduates of 
women's colleges in 
her study of women 
doctoral students in 
the 1960s. And the 
advantages still re- 
main, even among 
women early in their 
careers: in a study 
which 1 conducted 
for the Council of 
Undergraduate Pro- 
grams in Psychol- 
ogy, 1 found that 
while universities 
produced two-thirds 
of the psychology 

graduates in 1988, 

well over half of 
those accepted into doctoral programs had been 
trained at liberal-arts colleges. Of liberal-arts 
graduates, the rate of acceptance for graduates 
of single-sex colleges was twice that of gradu- 
ates from coeducational colleges. These figures 
suggest that a graduate of a single-sex college 
has three times the likelihood of entering a 
graduate program in psychology as the gradu- 
ate of a state university. 


What is it about women's colleges, or at least 
some women's colleges, that impart these advan- 
tages to their graduates? I will discuss four pos- 
sible ways in which women's colleges contribute 
to the development of their students. 

A "Feminized" Curriculum 

The notion of a special curriculum for 
women has a long and controversial history. At 
the outset of the higher education movement for 
women, a women's curriculum meant, at best, 
an emphasis on languages and literature, and in 
its most limiting form, required instruction in 
ornamental areas such as needlepoint and other 
domestic crafts, which often substituted for 
math and science. (It should be noted that not all 
women's colleges provided women's curricula; 
some adopted the curriculum intact from a 
neighboring male institution. The Augusta Fe- 
male Seminary's catalogues repeat proudly, year 
after year, that the final year of study was ex- 
actly patterned on the freshman year at the Uni- 
versity of Virginia, down to the textbooks used, 
and changed whenever the University's curricu- 
lum changed.) 

Other definitions of "women's curricula" 
have been used over the years. In the late nine- 
teenth century women's colleges were in the 
vanguard of insitutions providing career train- 
ing for their students. At the Augusta Female 
Seminary instruction was provided in typing, 
bookkeeping, elementary school and music 
pedagogy for those students who might be 
"thrown upon their own resources" later in life, 
as the catalogues of the 1880s quaintly put it. In 
the 1920s and '30s, Mary Baldwin, hke other 
women's colleges, added "women's courses" in 
such areas as nutrition and child development to 
prepare women for their lifework of homemak- 
ing and childrearing. 

Today, special curricula for women are con- 
siderably different from, and more than, typing 
and cooking. Some institutions offer special 
coursework in women's studies and on the role 
of women within specific academic and career 
disciplines. Mary Baldwin offers a variety of 
such opportunites in courses like "Major 
Women Artists," "The Psychology of Women," 
and "Women in Economics," as well as a general 
Women's Studies minor program. As relative 
newcomers to the curriculum, the long-term ef- 
fects of these programs have yet to be fully 

Perhaps the better documented "women's 
curricula" are the opportunities that are de- 
signed by women's colleges to allow access to 
disciplines and careers based on typical patterns 
of women's achievement. The most thoroughly 

U April 1991 

'researched area in this regard is mathematics: 
women still enter college with a year or more 
less mathematics than men. Fennema (1982) sug- 
gested that high school guidance counselors and 
teachers still feel that women "need" less math- 
ematical skill than men, and, when women ex- 
press anxiety over mathematics or a dislike of 
mathematics, they are allowed to enroll in lower 
level math courses or to omit math altogether. 

For young women at many coeducational in- 
stitutions, their lack of high school preparation 
in mathematics precludes entrance to 
coursework in calculus and statistics, prerequi- 
sites for medical, science, and other high pres- 
tige majors and careers. Sells (1973) has de- 
scribed this lack of high school math preparation 
as a "critical filter in the job market." In many 
institutions, there are no intermediate stepping 
stones which allow those with these deficits to 
"catch up." Women's colleges have been acutely 
aware of the limitations in many women's sec- 
ondary school preparation and have responded 
by developing accessibility courses, such as the 
precalculus and pre-statistics courses offered at 
Mary Baldwin. (Similar accessibility courses in 
chemisty and physics are also part of our cur- 

The Abseru:e of Men 


Studies of elementary and middle school 
classrooms have found that boys dominate 
teachers' time in math, science, and social stud- 
ies (e.g., Becker, 1981). These studies were ex- 
trapolated by some to read that men bully 
women in the college classroom, and limit their 
access to teacher time (Mahoney, 1985). While 
there is little support for this position, women 
do participate less in academic activities on co- 
educational campuses than men. This is more 
likely the residual effect of women's elementary 
and secondary experiences than deliberate at- 
tempts by male students to monopolize teacher 
time (Dweck, Davidson, Nelson, & Enna, 1978; 
Frey & Rubble, 1987). Women initially partici- 
pate in low rates at women's colleges, but there 
are forces there which demand and reward par- 
ticipation in the classroom and beyond. 

On other fronts, research has consistently 
found that men hold the majority of campus 
leadership positions on coeducational campuses, 
and Alvis and Trice (in press) found that cam- 
pus leadership experience is an important factor 
in entering some careers. Other surveys report 
that women believe that the absence of men con- 
tributes to a relaxed atmosphere which leads 
them to participate more in curricular and extra- 
curricular activities (Astin, 1977; Foon, 1988; Lee 
& Birk, 1986). 

My students and 1 ha\e been investigating an- 
other way in which the absence of men contributes 
to women's achivement on women's college cam- 

puses. At the two women's colleges we have been 
examining, women report that their "best friend- 
ships" are made in the classroom. This is particu- 
larly true among those students in the top half of 
their class. On the three coeducational campuses 
we have been studying, women's closest friend- 
ships, whether with men or women, tend to re- 
volve around stKial and extracurricular activities, 
regardless of the students' academic status. 

A Wealth o 


I e Models 

Another hunch about how women's colleges 
help their students achieve is that there are more 
role models for them to emulate. Sometimes it is 
presumed that this results automatically from 
the higher proportion of women teachers found 
on women's colleges. 

While the presence of high achieveing women 
in nontraditional areas for women, such as 
math, science, and business can be a helpful 
transition for women entering these professions 
(Noe, 1988), the process is not as simple as that: 
high achieving women are as likely to report 
male mentors as they are females (Graham, 
1974; Rocke, 1979). What a women's college af- 
fords its students is more likely an entire faculty 
and staff who are attuned to the special 
mentoring needs of women and willing to pro- 
vide for those needs. 



A number of recent studies of women's schools 
and colleges have isolated the development of self- 
efficacy as the outstanding contribution of 
women's colleges. Self-efficacy (Bandura, 1977) 
may be thought of in a \'ery broad sense as confi- 
dence, but it is more complex than that. In order 
for a person to be said to be high in self-efficacy 
she would have to know her goals and the steps 
necessary in order to reach those goals, and to ex- 
press confidence in meeting each of those steps. 
Bandura (1986) has suggested that three of the 
principal ways in which indixiduals develop self- 
efficacy are through accomplishments, role mod- 
els, and verbal persuasion. 

The de\'elopment of self-efficacv has been 
viewed as particularly important in women, as 
they arri\^^ at college expressing significantly less 
confidence then men in areas as diverse as math- 
ematical skill, the ability to select a major, career 
choice, and general academic aptitude (Lent & 
Hackett, 1987). This does not mean that they are 
less able, only that they are less confident in their 
ability than men. Without this confidence, there is 
considerable evidence that the actual skills they 
posess will not be implemented fully. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 13 

Women's colleges build self-efficacy through 
processes which are sometimes subtle and some- 
times obxious, sometimes a natural part of the 
nature of the institution and sometimes deliber- 
ately planned. For example, small all-women 
classes force students to talk — asking clarifying 
questions and stretching the class to cover areas 
of importance to them — rather than to remain 
silent, confident that men will carry the day. 
With a boldness they may not have had before, 
women run for class offices and fill key roles in 
academic societies. Women's studies courses are 
replete with models of excellence and with ver- 
bal persuasion to excel. And special programs 
focusing directly on developing self-efficacy are 
designed, such as a number of Sena Center ca- 
reer programs offered at MBC (Trice & Haire, 
1989). While some of the other vehicles for 
women's development at women's colleges are 
indirect, the ways in which women's colleges af- 
fect students' self-efficacy are clear and perva- 


I want to reemphasize the strong academic 
aspect of my conclusion that women's colleges 
do have considerable advantages for their stu- 
dents. Cairns (1990), for example, found no ad- 
vantage in his study of single sex schools in Ire- 

land among the less academic rigorous institu- 
tions, but significant advantages, for both men 
and women, for those who attended strongly 
academic single-sex schools, giving direct sup- 
port for my interpretations of earlier studies. 
Strong women's colleges provide their stu- 
dents with a powerful one-two punch: first, the 
student accumulates a four-year history of aca- 
demic and practical skills — she learns to ques- 
tion and to reflect, to talk and to write and to 
lead and to work as a team member, to make 
plans and to form friendships based in her 
work. Second, she develops confidence that she 
can implement these skills in her Ufe. And then 
she does just that. There seems nothing old-fash- 
ioned about this to me: it seems to be on the cut- 
ting edge. Something advantageous. 

Ashton D. Trice was appointed to the faculty of 
Man/ Baldwin in 1986. An assistant professor of 
psychology, Dr. Trice is ividely published in the field 
of educational psychology. He is also a novelist with 
two works in progress. In 1990, Dr. Trice received a 
B.A. in art history through Mary Baldzuin's Adult 
Degree Program. 

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Astin, A. W. (1977) Four critical years: Effects of college on beliefs, 
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Astin, H. S. (1969) The woman doctorate in America: Origins, ca- 
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Bandura, A. (1986) Social foundations of thought and action: A 
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.% ^^ Alumnae Association President 

1^ /^ Barbara Knisely Roberts 73 

Just Keeping In Touch 

As my first year as President of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion fios progressed, I've had many opportunities to 
broaden my understanding of women's education, par- 
ticularly at Mary Baldwin. 

In November, Crista Cabe, executive director of 
Alumnae Activities, and I attended a conference at Wells 
College in New York where alumnae directors and 
association presidents from 14 women's colleges met. 
While comparing association constitutions, relationships 
with Trustee groups, and alumnae programming, I con- 
tinued to feel satisfied with the structure of Mary Baldwin's 
Alumnae Association. It made me appreciative of the 
rapport and support that we, as alumnae, have from our 
College President, Cynthia H. Tyson, and our Board of 
Trustees, led by Charles Luck. Many alumnae serve as 
Trustees of Mary Baldwin, and our Alumnae Board of 
Directors seeks representatives by class year and geo- 
graphic distribution. Other colleges at this meeting were 
interested in the success of our diversity, 

I found, too, that many women's colleges are now 
accepting men in their adult education programs. Although 
male graduates make up a very small percentage of our 
"alums", we value them as potential admissions reps, 
chapter members, financial supporters and volunteer leaders 
just as we do all ADP, PEG, and traditional graduates. 

Being involved in the "Carolinas Committee" of the 
Sesquicentennial Campaign has been on interesting 
endeavor too. Not only hove I learned to spell Sesqui- 
centennial, but I have gained confidence that it is "okay" 
to ask for support for something that you know is well 
worth the investment. This is on exciting time for Mary 
Baldwin and people who appreciate the College's ideals 
and plans are coming forth generously. So, if a volunteer 
like me colls, listen to her enthusiasm and respond! The 
solicitation for the Annual Fund supports the Sesquicen- 
tennial Campaign and goes towards reaching our tangible 
goal of $35 million. 

Another wonderful experience this year is that a 
student from my home town entered the Class of '94 last 

fall. This highlighted for me the importance of personal 
contact and nurturing in the admissions process. Legacies 
accounted for 1 1 percentof this post year's entering class 
and alumnae referrals directly contributed eight students. 
My friend is happy at the College, intrigued by the variety 
of programs offered, pleased with her classmates and 
challenged in the classroom. There is support from a 
caring faculty, headed by Jim Lott, dean of the College. 
I am also assured that the Honor System is a vital part of 
daily life. Very few applications reach the College 
without some mention of an alumna as a reference. You 
con make a difference! Reach out to high school students 
in your area and support Mary Baldwin. 

Plans are underway for our 1 50th anniversary which 
will be celebrated from Founders' Day '91 through 
Founder's Day '92. I would urge you to visit the campus. 
It has grown since many of us were residents. The Deming 
Fine Arts Building and the Physical Activities Center are 
fine additions to our College, meeting the needs of the 
students of the 90s. The Pannill Student Center will be a 
wonderful addition to the upper campus, tying together 
the traditional and new campuses and enhancing the 
quality of student life. I'm grateful the Bookstore is back 
on campus, currently in the old Mirror Room of King. 
Come to Mary Baldwin! You'll be pleased with the 
restoration of Memorial and Hilltop, the renovation of 
Carpenter Academic and especially with pervasive sense 
of dedication to the purpose of quality education in very 
competitive times. 

The more you find out about Mary Baldwin College 
today, the more you will share my energy and eagerness 
in seeing its programs succeed. We are launching an 
outstanding institution into the second one hundred and fifty 
years of its existence and invite all alumnae, parents of 
students, and friends of the College to join the celebration! 

Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 


Alumnae Association 


The Mar^ Baldwin SAagazine 15 

Alumnae Profile 

Let's Eat Squid and 

Sweep Beaches 

By Kimberly Brooks 

Lundie Spence is not your typical educator. This is a 
woman who has been known not only to prepare fried 
squid for her students - but to persuade them to eat it. 

"I om a teacher at heart," Ms. Spence says, "but I 
believe that people should not be spectators, but partici- 

As marine education specialist for the University of 
North Carolina Sea Grant program, Ms. Spence some- 
times uses unusual methods to bring marine science to the 
landlubber. That could mean cooking squid during a 
class or bringing some fresh (and some not-so-fresh) fish 
to a lecture to show consumers what to look for. 

"She has a real talent for grabbing people's atten- 
tion," says Walter F. Clark, an attorney for Sea Grant who 
teaches a course with Ms. Spence atN. C. State University. 
"She really believes the work she's doing is important. 

In July 1 987 she started talking up the idea of citizen 
cleanup crews sweeping North Carolina beaches, and 
two months later she had 1 ,000 volunteers doing justthat. 
Since then she has overseen an exponential growth in the 
annual Big Sweep cleanup along coastal and inland 
streams and shores. For this year's effort, which was 
scheduled to take place Saturday, September 22, more 
than 1 2,000 volunteers were expected. 

UNC Sea Grant is part of a national network of marine 
research programs in coastal and Great Lakes states. The 
North Carolina program has its headquarters on the N.C. 
State University campus. Sea Grant provides money for 
research and education in marine sciences. 

"We try to shorten the time between research and the 
actual implementation," says the program's director. 

Ms. Spence's job is to help the public learn more about 
North Carolina rivers, lakes, estuaries and coast. She 
spends much of her time leading workshops for teachers, 
showing them how to incorporate marine science into 
their curriculum. 

But she goes beyond writing workbooks and devising 
lesson plans. Ms. Spence, 43, leads teachers on exotic 
expeditions so they can see firsthand some of the things 
they will teach students about. 

"There are teachers in this state who have jumped off 
little cliffs into ocean blue holes in the Bahamas, or they've 
gone snorkeling in Puerto Rico; things they would not 
normally have done," Ms. Spence says, recalling some of 
the expeditions she has led. 

The idea is that they will take those experiences back 
to the classroom and tell students firsthand about what 

they've seen and what they've done. And to find 
untouched coral reefs or a river flowing through a rain 
forest, Ms. Spence takes the teachers to the only places on 
the globe where those environments are found. 

Only once in the 1 2 years she has been leading 
overseas field trips has anyone been too frightened to 
continue, she says. Friends and coworkers soy that's 
because of her knack for encouraging people when it 
comes to learning about marine environments. Her 
energy, enthusiasm and curiosity are infectious. 

"I've seen her take a bunch of people into the middle 
of a swamp and they just follow her," says B.J. Copeland, 
UNC Sea Grant director. "She makes it sound like it's the 
most exciting thing in your life. 

"She talks with her hands. And I like to say that she just 
waves her arms, and people want to follow her." 

And follow they do, not just into the Galapogos 
Islands, the jungles of Belize or the coral reefs of Australia. 
People follow her lead on other projects as well. The most 
successful example is the yearly Big Sweep cleanup 
project, which now involves a year of planning to get 
volunteer crews outdoors for four hours on a September 
Saturday to pick up trash along waterways. 

Several state agencies, television stations and other 
businesses and groups now help sponsor the cleanup, 
and Sea Grant colleagues credit Ms. Spence's ability to 
make others want to get involved in the project. 

"It's a true network of many organizations working for 
a common goal," Ms. Spence says. "It grew because 
people wanted it to grow. Everybody can do it. 

"Parents want to see their kids learn stewardship; kids 
would like to get their parents to do something with them 
and this only takes four hours. It's been a real exciting 
experience to be part of it." 

Ms. Spence hopes the annual Sweep will create 
"gentle activists" who will look for ways to keep water- 
ways clean, not just one weekend of the year, but all the 

If she could, Ms. Spence would probably spend all of 
her time around the water. Her mother, a Sydney native 
who grew up on the Australian beaches, and her father 
used to take the family to Claytor Lake near their home in 
Christiansburg, Virginia, for weekends of boating, 
swimming and fishing. 

"I have always grown up around water - from salt 
water to fresh water - so I have always been a water 
baby...," she says. "Both of my parents were very 

36 Aprin991 

comfortable around water...," she adds. As she sits in her 
office on the N.C. State campus, articles from the sea 
surround her - the jaws of a shark mounted on the wall, 
giant sea shells and plastic bags filled with sand. 

When she isn't in the water teaching, she's on the 
water for recreation, usually windsurfing or sailing. But 
she finds little time for those things lately. 

As she works on special projects like the Big Sweep 
and arranges field trips for teachers, and teaches classes, 
and talks to civic groups, she is also working toward a 
doctoral degree in science education at N C. State. 

"She has the ability to juggle a very hectic schedule. 
I don't see how she does everything," says Vivian Barbee 
Coxe, a science teacher at Millbrook High School, who 
collaborated with Ms. Spence on a book of marine 
science activities for elementary school children. 

The two have been friends since they met at a teacher's 
workshop at the coast several years ago, and Ms. Coxe 
has often called on Ms. Spence to speak to her science 
classes and to various groups. 

"She knows how to present things in a manner that you 
want to get involved," Ms. Coxe soys. "You just want to 
be on her team. 

"Once when she came to address some students, Ms. 
Spence brought a diving mask and fins for students to try 
on . Another ti me, she showed them part of the backbone 
of a whale. Ail those types of things make on impression 
on the audience," Ms. Coxe says. 

Ms. Spence says she wants to do more than just make 
an impression: "I've gone from wanting everyone to 
know the names of things to wanting them to actually feel 
a relationship to that environment and feel protective 
towards it." 

Lundie Spence graduated from Mary Baldwin in 1 968 with a 
degree in biology. She earned a M.S. in marine biology from 
Florida Stale University in 1971. From 1971 to 1 978 she taught 
high school science in Florida and Georiga. Since 1 978 she has 
been the UNC Sea Grant education specialist, and in 1 983 she 
was named National Marine Science Educator of the Year. She 
lives in Raleigh, NC. 

Photograph and article reprinted with permission of The News 
and Observer, Raleigh, N.C. 

Vie Maiy Baldwin Magazine 17 

New Faces in the 
Alumnae Office 

Leh to right: Harriet B. Runkle, director 
of odrDissions volur\teers; Barbro 
Hansson '88, project mariager. 

Julie Clifton, secretary in 
Alumnae Office 

The fall of 1 990 brougfit several 
changes in Alumnae staff personnel. 
Katherine McM. Lichtenberg, direc- 
tor of admissions volunteers, resigned 
after four years of service to the Mary 
Baldv/in community in order to move 
toMichigonv/ithherhusband. Nancy 
Hopkins Parsons '81, director of 
chapter development, also left Mary 
Baldwin, to take a job that afforded 
excellent career advancement. And 
Cathy Wilkins, who has helped many 
alumnae with various requests in her 
position of secretary, had a beautiful 
baby girl, Allison, on December 23. 
She decided not to return to work 

Executive Director of Alumnae 
Activities Crista R. Cabe took the op- 
portunity to reorganize the Alumnae 
Office responsibilities. She said, "As 
sorry as I am to see each of them go, 
I am delighted with each of our new staff members and with 
the new structure of staff duties. I think that we will now be 
able to serve the College and our constituency — the alum- 
nae — even better and more efficiently." 

Instead of filling the position of Director of Chapter 
Development, the new position of Project Manager was 
created. Barbro Hansson ADP '88 joined the Alumnae 
Office staff in this capacity in November. 
Barbro's task is to focus on planning and 
implementing Homecoming, the alumnae 
portions of Fall and Spring Leadership Con- 
ferences, and other on-campus alumnae 
programs. She also has responsibility for 
various publications, including the Alum- 
nae section of the A^ory Baldwin Maga- 
zine, and for conducting routine office 
correspondence. In addition, Barbro has 
taken charge of the Alumnae Office's newly 
initiated program to encourage ADP gradu- 
ates to become involved with the College. 
Barbro, a native of Sweden, has served 
as an alumnae representative to the A^ory 
6o/c/w/nA/lagaz/ne Editorial Advisory Board 
and as a member of the Board of Directors 
of the Staunton Community Concert Asso- 
ciation. She currently serves as vice president of the 
Thomas Jefferson District of the Unitarian Universalist 
Association. Prior to returning to Mary Baldwin in her 
new capacity, she was manager of Interface Graphics in 

Since the position of Director of Chapter Development 
will remain unfilled. Executive Director Crista Cabe now 
serves as chief liaison to the chapters across the country 
and around the world. She commented that "the work of 
alumnae across the country, in areas with established 
chapters, as well as those with less formal groups, is vital 
to the strength of Mary Baldwin College. Because that 
aspect of the alumnae program is so very important, I feel 
that it is time that I personally direct my attention to 
supporting it." 

Replacing Katherine Lichtenberg as the Director of 
Admissions Volunteers is Harriet B. Runkle. A native of 
Tennessee and a graduate of an all-female high school and 
the University of Tennessee, Harriet has great respect for the 
mission of education for women in general and for Mary 
Baldwin in particular. Much of her career experience has 
been in the non-profit art field. She has served as director 
of the Last Stop Gallery in Richmond, as office manager of 
Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, as an art consultant, 
and as assistant director of Memphis Heritage, Inc. As a 
newcomer to Staunton, Harriet has already become quite 
active with the Staunton Fine Arts Association. Coinciden- 
tally, Harriet's husband, John, an architect, is a graduate of 
Mary Baldwin's Adult Degree Program. 

Julie Clifton is the new secretary in the Alumnae Office, 
replacing Cathy Wilkins. Her main areas of responsibil- 
ity are support for chapter development and admissions 
volunteers programs. 


Shortly after the last magazine went out. Alum- 
nae Activities received a gracious letter from 
Gertrude Messer Cheek of Mt. Airy, N.C. Gertrude 
wrote, "Rumors of my death have been greatly 
exaggerated. " Not only did we learn that Gertrude 
is alive and well, but we also found out that she is 
not the mother of the John Cheek who performed 
with MBC voice instructor Amy Cochrane at the 
Cincinnatti Opera last summer. 

So, with egg on our collective face, we were 
also left with a mystery on our hands: Who was 
John Cheek's mother? Then we received a letter 
from Marjorie Riker Kennedy '43, who lives in 
Richmond. Marjorie set us straight, explaining that 
John Taylor Cheek, who is in the Metropolitan 
Opera Company, is the son of her sister, Helena 
Riker Cheek '40, who died in 1 980. 

Our sincere apologies to all concerned. 

18 April 7997 

Mary Baldwin College Watch 

A Seiko Quartz timepiece featuring a richly detailed three- 
dimensional re-creation of the College Seal, 
finished in 14 kt. gold. Electronic quartz movement guaranteed 
accurate to within fifteen seconds per month. 
Convenient interest-free monthly installment plan. 

The leather strap wrist watch is $200, the two-tone bracelet wrist watch is $245, and the gold-tone bracelet wrist 
watch is $265. There is a $7.50 shipping and handling fee for each watch ordered. On shipments to Pennsylvania, 
add 6% state sales tax. A convenient interest-free payment plan is available through the distributor, Wayneco 
Enterprises, Inc. with five equal monthly payments per watch (shipping, handling and full Pennsylvania sales tax, 
if applicable, is added to the first payment). 

To order by American Express, MasterCard, or Visa, please call toll-free 1-800-523-0124. All callers should 
request Operator 1127L. Calls are accepted weekdavs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends trom 9 a.m. to .i p.m. 
(Eastern time). To order by mail, write to: MarvBakiwinCollege Alumnae Association, c/o P.O.Box 670,Exton, 
PA 19^41-0670 , and include check or money order, made payable to "Official Mary Baldwin College Watch". 

Credit card orders can also be sent by mail — please include full account number and expiration date. Allow 4 to 
6 weeks for delivery. diameters of watches are as follows: !:> 16 

The Mary Baldwin hAagazme 19 

Homecoming/ Commencement 

Weekend '91 

Friday, May 24-Sunday, May 26 











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Class Reunions: An intimate class dinner on Friday evening, the 
Parade of Classes on Saturday morning, ond a class party on Saturday 
evening-plus all the time throughout the rest of the weekend-will give you 
the chance to catch up with all your old friends. 

Fifty-Plus Club 

AllClasses prior to 1941 

50th Reunion 

Class of 1941 

30th Reunion 

Classes of 1960 and 1961 

25th Reunion 

Class of 1966 

20th Reunion 

Clossof 1971 

1 5th Reunion 

Class of 1976 

10th Reunion 

Class of 1981 

5th Reunion 

Class of 1986 

2nd Reunion 

Class of 1987 

Commencement: All returning alumnae and their guests are invited 
to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 1 991 to welcome our newest 
alumnae into the Alumnae Association. 

Athletic Activities: Participate in the ninth annual fun run and walk, 
the tennis tournament, golf, hi-lo impact aerobics or iust make use of the 
College's racquetball, squash, or weight-training facilities. Accommoda- 
tions in the residence halls will be made available, and blocks of rooms 
have been reserved at local motels. 

Saturday Seminar: This year's seminar will feature an alumna, 
Mary Murrin Painter '71 , who will speak on "Native Plant Cultivation: An 
Environmental Perspective." Mary Painter is the founder of the Virginia 
Native Plant Society and owner/operator of Virginia Natives, a wild- 
flower nursery located at her family's farm in Hume, Virginia. She also 
directs the "Conference On Landscaping With Native Plants," a popular 
annual event at Western Carolina University that draws together ama- 
teurs and professionals. In addition, Mary is a mother, wife, and 

Saturday Forums: This year we offer two forums, a faculty panel 
in the morning and a student panel in the afternoon. Dr. James Lott, dean 
of the College, will moderate a panel of faculty members who will discuss 
educational reform, examining it from different angles. Jennifer Webb 
'91, chair of the Student Relations Committee, is the moderator of the 
student panel. The student panel will be comprised of students from the 
traditional program as well as the Adult Degree Program and the Program 
for Exceptionally Gifted. 

For more information, write: The Office of Alumnae Activities, 
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia 24401. Or call (703) 887- 

20 April 1991 

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Homecoming/ Commencement 
Weekend Highlights 

Friday Registration 

"State of the College" Address 
Cynthia H. Tyson, President 
Campus tours 
Alumnae choir rehearsal 
All-alumnae reception with faculty 
Class Dinners 

Saturday Fun Run and Walk 

Hi-lo impact aerobics 

Saturday seminar and forums 

Parade of Classes 

National Alumnae Association Meeting 

and Awards Ceremony 

Golf and tennis 

All-alumnce candlelight dinner 

Class parties 

Sunday Alumnae Chapel with Alumnae Choir 

One Hundred Forty-Ninth Commencement 
Program subject to change 

The Mary BaUwm Magazmt 1 1 


The proceeds from this project of the Mary Baldwin Alumnae Associa- 
tion will benefit the Virginia L. Lester Scholarship Fund, which each year 
pro\'ides S2300 towards the tuition of an alumna legacy, a student who is the 
relative of an alumnus. In addition, each year we strive to increase the 
endowment of this scholarship by S5,000, so that eventually the scholarship 
will be self-perpetuating. 

Since many of the items we offer are perishable, the Alumnae Associa- 
tion does not maintain a stock of most items. The items you order are shipped 
directly to you from the manufacturer. If you order more than one item, you 
wiU not receive your entire order at one time. Please allow 2-3 weeks for 
processing your order (6-8 weeks for chairs). 

Satisfaction guaranteed: All products featured in our catalog were 
tested and selected personally by members of the MBC Alumnae Associa- 
tion Finance Committee. If your order does not arrive in good condition, the 
Mary Baldwin Alumnae Association wiU expedite a prompt replacement of 
the item. And if you are not satisfied with your order for any reason, we will 
gladly issue a full refund. 

Linda Martin Graybill '83 
MBC Alumnae Association 
Chair, Finance 

The MBC Sampler is actively soliciting products made by our alumnae; Please 
contact the Alumnae Office at 703/887-7007 for information. 

From the Herb Patch, Ltd. 
Owned and Operated by Diane Hillyer Copley '68 


All the makings for a perfect salad packed 
in a wooden crate. Salad Herbs with 
Shallots, to use with wine and vinegar for 
a tangy dressing; Salad Crunch, a 
delectable medley of spices blended with 
sesame seeds, chives; and Garlic Parsley 

Order #A-2; $22.00 


The absolutely best dip mix you 7/ ever find. One jar each of Lemon-Dill, Creamy 
Horseradish, and Mexican Oli. You 'II want to use them in your cooking all the 
time, not just at party time. 

Order #A-3; $15.00 

Back by Popular Demand ! 

Handmade Cheeses from the Mozzarella Company<* 

Owned and Operated by Paula Stephens Lambert '65 


A semi-soft, aged cow's milk clieese aged to 
develop a full flavor. Excellent plain or 
delicately seasoned with herbs or chiles. 
A magnificent blend of cheese 
made in the Italian tradition and the 
flavor of the American southwest. 
Simitar in texture to Monterey Jack. 
Waxed wheels 11 jl lbs each: 

Plain Order # D-1 

Texas Basil Order # D-2 

Mild CUle Order # D-3 

Hot Chile Order # D-4 


From the Virginia Diner 
Nothing tastes quite like top-grade, jumbo peanuts cooked in the Virginia 
tradition. These blanched pcaiuits come in a vacuum-sealed can that ensures 
fresh, crunchy peanuts with up to a year's shelf-life. 

1 1/2 lb. salted Order #E-1 $10.00 

1 1/2 lb. unsalted Order #E-2 $10.00 

2 1/2 lb. salted Order #E-3 $15.00 

2 1/2 lb. unsalted Order #E^ $15.00 


From S. Wallace Edwards & Sons - Virginia 's finest! 

These mouth-watering 
hams are smoked and 
sugar-cured in the old 
Virginia tradition. 
Edwards selects only the 
fittest hams, and each is 
hand pnocessed and 
allowed to age to 
perfection. Each includes 
full instructions for 

Order # B-1 $59.00 

Order tf B-2 $75.00 

Order # B-3 $35.00 

Order # B-4 $19.00 

Uncooked Ham, 11-13 lbs. 
Cooked Bone-In Ham, 9-11 lbs. 
Cooked Boneless Petite Ham, 2-3 lbs. 
Cooked Ham Slices, lib. in fancy gift box 


Each includes full skeins of DMC floss, materials, graph, and instructions. 
Makes an 8" x 70" picture. 

MBC Seal 

Administration Building 
Grafton Library 

Order » X-4 
Order H X-5 
Order II X-6 



MBC seal marked in color on 15" x 15 " canvas. Persian yarn is 
provided for working the design. Background yarn is not included. 
Order # X-3; $40.00 

22 April 1991 




Black lacquer finish 
and hand-painted gold 
trim combine with time- 
less design for a truly elegant chah 
The College seal is featured in gold on the back rest 

Boston rocker, cherry arms 
Boston rocker, black arms 
Captain's chair, cherry arms 
Captain's chair, black arms 
Side chair 
Child's rocker 

Order # J-1 
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Freight charge per chair: 

$35.00 (E. of Miss.) $45.00 (W. of Miss.) 

Please allow 8 weeks for delivery. 


From Tom Byrd 

Some of us think that the afptes grown m u'cstcrn 
Virginia are the best in the world -crisp, juicy, and 
flavorful. Choose sweet Red or Golden Delicious or tart 
Staymans. Only the finest giant apples are packed 
carefully for shipping. 

Royal Red Delicious 1 /4 bushel 

Order *»H-1 


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Golden Delicious 1/4 bushel 

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Golden Delicious 1/2 bushel 

Order #H-4 


Stayman 1/4/ bushel 

Order #H-5 


Stayman 1/2 bushel 

Order #H-6 



A beautiful brand-new design— of the Administra- 
tion Building — is hand-painted on each piece. The 
mirror and picture are framed in wood and leafed m 
silver tones. The desk box is walnut with brass fittings. 

Mirror (15" X 26") 

Order # I-l 


Framed painting (10' 

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Order # 1-2 


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Order # 1-3 



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The Mary Baldwin Magazine 23 

Annual Alumnae 
Association Meeting 


On Saturday, May 25, the Alumnae Association of Mary Baldwin College will hold 
its annual meeting on campus as part of Alumnae Homecoming and Commencement 

Forty alumnae present will constitute a quorum. Alumnae Association members will 
be asked to vote on a single slate of officers and members-af-large to serve on the 
Alumnae Association Board of Directors. This single slate is being put together by the 
Nominating Committee of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors. 

Those alumnae present will also be asked to vote on the following changes to the 
Constitution of the Mary Baldwin Alumnae Association (underline indicates text added 
to current wording; brackets indicate text deleted): 

1 . Article VI: Change third sentence of paragraph to read: 

The elected voting members of the Board of Directors shall not exceed 40 in 

The purpose of this change is to allow the appointed student representatives to vote 
while allowing up to 40 alumnae to serve on the Board. 

2. Article VII, Section 1 : and Article IX, Sections 1 and 8: Amend to 
read as follows: 

The elected officers of the Association shall be: a President, a Vice President, 
chairperson of the following committees: Admissions, Annual Giving, Alumnae 
Involvement, [Chapter Development], Continuing Education, Finance, Homecoming, 
Nominating, and Student Relations, a Recording Secretary. The Executive Director of 
Alumnae Activities shall be an exofficio officer and is not entiled to vote. 

The standing committees of the Association shall be the Executive, Admissions, 
Annual Giving, Alumnae Involvement, [Chapter Development], Continuing Education, 
Finance, Homecoming, Nominating, and Student Relations. Other standing committees 
may be created by the Board of Directors and their duties specified. The size of the 
Committees, except the Executive Committee, shall be determined by the President with 
the help of the Executive Director of Alumnae Activities. 

The Alumnae Involvement [Chapter Development] Committee shall be concerned 
with the policies and programs for alumnae chapters. This committee shall work in 
cooperation with the chapter presidents and with the designated member of the 
College staff 

[Director of Chapter Development]. 

The purpose of this revision, which would change the name of the Chapter 
Development Committee to the Alumnae Involvement Committee, is to reflect that 
committee's broadened mission: to encourage alumnae to be actively involved with 
the College and the activities of the Association, both within and outside of established 
chapter areas. 

3. Article IX, Section 5: Amend to read as follov^s: 

The Student Relations Committee, chaired by the undergraduate representative, 
shall establish and foster closer relationships between the undergraduates and the 
alumnae whenever possible. This committee should recognize the fact that much of 
the groundwork for developing interested and concerned alumnae is done in the 
undergraduate years. The committee should be composed of the chairperson, a 
representative from each of the four undergraduate classes in the traditional program 
and Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, a representative from the Adult Degree 
Program student body, and the President, and the designated member of the College 
staff, [ond on Office of Alumnae Activities staff member.] 

The purpose of this change to the Constitution is to allow the ADP student body to 
have a voting representative on the Alumnae Board. 

4. Article IX, Sections 6, 8, 10, and 1 1: 

All references to Executive Director of Alumnae Activities, Director of Alumnae 
Admissions, and Director of Chapter Development (with the exception of the first such 
reference in Section 1 1 ) shall be changed to a designated member of the College staff. 

The purpose of this revision is to allow for changes in College administrative 
structure. In the past year the position of Director of Alumnae Admissions has been 
replaced by the Director of Admissions Volunteers, and that of Director of Chapter 
Development by the Project Manager. To ovoid having to change the Constitution 
whenever such administrative changes are made, the Alumnae Board recommends 
using this generic reference to staff. 


All alumnae and friends of Mary Baldwin College are 
invited to submit nominations for the Alumnae Association 
Board of Directors, as well as for the Association's top 
awards. Submissions will be considered by the Nominat- 
ing Committee of the Alumnae Board this fall. The new 
class of Board members-at-large will begin their terms of 
office in July 1991 , and awards will be presented in May 
1991 . All graduates and former students of Mary Baldwin 
College and Mary Baldwin Seminary, regardless of race, 
creed, or sex, are considered alumnae in good standing 
and are eligible to receive Alumnae Awards and to serve 
on the Board of Directors. 

Alumnae Association Board of Directors 
Nominee Considerations 

The Alumnae Association Board of Directors represents 
the 10,000+ alumnae of Mary Baldwin College and 
provides leadership to the College and the alumnae body. 
Members of the Alumnae Board have distinguished them- 
selves in their personal lives, careers, and in service to the 
College and represent a wide range of class years, 
geographical locations, and career choices. They are 
responsible for promoting the College on an on-going basis 
and for guiding the Alumnae Association in its projects, 
policies, and financial matters. 

Membership: Members-at-large serve a three-year 
term; officers serve a two-year term per office following a 
term as a member-at-large; each member-at-large will work 
on a committee of the Board. 

Meetings: Attendance ata biannual business meeting 
is required for all members; committee meetings are held as 
called by the president or committee chair. 

Community Representation: All Board members 
continually strive to represent the missions, programs, and 
activities of the College and the Alumnae Association in 
their communities; all Board members are strongly encour- 
aged to be active in MBC alumnae functions and programs 
in their communities ; all Board members are urged to serve 
osan information resource in their communities for promotion 
of the College. 

College Support : All Board members are expected 
to support the College financially through participation in 
the Annual Fund and other campaigns to the best of their 

Nomination Criteria for Alumnae Awards 

Emily Smith Medallion ] 

Mary Baldwin alumnae have performed outstanding 
service in many areas of American life. Some have 
received public acclaim; others who have served just as 
fully hove not been recognized. The Board of Trustees, 
believing that all such alumnae should be recognized in a 
tangible way, established the Emily Smith Medallion Award, 

24 April 1991 


named for Mrs. Herbert McK. Smith of Staunton, Virginia, 
fierself a distinguished alumna. 

The Emily Smith Medallion each year honors an alumna 
who has made outstanding contributions to her community, 
church, the College, and the Commonwealth. 

Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award 

This award was established in 1986 by the Alumnae 
Association and the Class of 1963 in memory of Emily 
Wirsing Kelly '63, a distinguished leader for Mary Bald- 
win, her community, and family. 

This award honors those alumnae who have demon- 
strated outstanding service and excellence in leadership on 
behalf of Mary Baldwin College. 

Career Achievement Award 

Outstanding career performance demonstrates the value 
of a liberal arts education and serves as an inspiration for 
our current students. This award was established in 1 986 
by the Alumnae Association to honor alumnae who hove 
brought distinction to themselves and Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege through their careers or professions. 

Service to Church Award 

This award, established in 1986 by the Alumnae 
Association, recognizes the close and important relation- 
ship that has existed between Mary Baldwin College and 
the Presbyterian Church since the College's founding. The 
Service to Church Award honors those alumnae who have 
provided distinguished service to their churches and spiri- 
tual communities. 

Community Service Award 

Established in 1986, the Community Service Award 
honors those alumnae of Mary Baldwin College who have 
provided distinguished and outstanding volunteer service 
to their communities, and who have brought honor to their 
Alma Mater through their activities. 

The recipients of all these awards shall be nominated by 
Mary Baldwin alumnae. No more than two awards in each 
category will be given each year, with the exception of the 
Emily Smith Medallion, for which there is no such restriction. 


Alumnae Association Board of Directors 

Nome: , 

Address: _ 



Zip Code: 

Phone Number: _ 


Business Address: 

Community Activities: 

Special Accomplishments, Awards, Honors: 

Present or post work with the Alumnae Association: 

(Conlinued on Reverse Side] 


In recognition of distinguished service and accomplish- 
ments, I would like to nominate the following alumna to 
receive the: (check one) 

Emily Smith Medallion 

Career Achievement Award 

Emily Kelly Leadership Aword 

Service to Church Award 

Service to Community Aword 



Student Nome, it different: 



Stote: Zip Code: . 

Activities and Achievements: 

Honors Received: 

(Conlinued on Kevene Sidej 

The Mary BalJu-in Magazitif 25 


President Cynthia H. Tyson is often invited to participate in the inaugural ceremonies for the new presidents of other 
colleges and universities. If she were to accept all the invitations, she would be able to do little else. So, she often asks that 
a trustee, alumna, or friend of Mary Baldwin College represent her and the College at inaugurations across the country. The 
representative dons academic gown, cap, and hood and takes port in the academic procession. (Remember how the faculty 
and administration marched at your graduation?) Not only is the experience enjoyable for the alumna, but Mary Baldwin 
benefits as well from the public recognition of our standing in the academic community. Many, many thanks go to those 
listed below, who have represented Mary Baldwin at college and university inaugurations throughout the country. 

Nancy Cohen Locher '50 
Gettysburg College 

Shirley Smith Huffman '39 
Scripps College in Claremont 

Sarah O'Brien Lemon '61 
Lewis & Clark College 

Alice Wilson Matlock '47 
Florida Atlantic University 

Carolyn Gilmer Hisley '60 
Winthrop College 

Ruth Goley Welliver '38 
William Woods College 

Elizabeth Newman Mason '69 
Old Dominion Llniversity 

Constance Detrick Lamons '52 
Tusculum College 

Deborah Jean Verdier-Smith '73 
Dickinson School of Law 

Anna Gale Greenland 
Dortch '4 1 
Anderson Llniversity 

Elizabeth Higginbotham '70 
Webster College 

Linda Dolly Hammock '62 
Trinity College 

Jeane Bonks Frompton '68 
Southeast Missouri State 

Morjorie Becker 
O'Shaughnessey '54 
Convocation in Celebration 
of the 1 50th Anniversary of 
Awarding the First Baccalau- 
reate Degree to a Woman 
Wesleyan College 


Alumnae Association Board of Directors 


I believe that the nominee would bring the following strengths lo the 
Alumnae Board: 

Submitted by; 



Daytime Phone: 

Serjd nominations lo: 

The Nominoting Committee, Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary 

Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia 24401 by July 1, 1991. 



I believe the nominee is worthy of this prestigious award because: 
(Attach additional information if needed) 

Submitted by: 

Daytime Phone; 

Send nominations to: 

The Nominating Committee, Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary 

Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia 24401 by July 1, 1991. 

26 April 7991 

Chapters in 




Mary Jim Moore Quillen '72, a member of the Alum- 
nae Board, hosted a recruitment party for prospective 
students in her home on December 16, 1990. 

Metropolitan Washington 

The Metropolitan Washington DC Alumnae Chapter 
participated in the 5th Annual Party in the Park event, 
which was hosted by the Washington DC Alumni Chapters 
of Hompden-Sydney, Hollins, Mary Baldwin, Randolph- 
Macon, SweetBriar, W&L, and VMI. The party was held 
at Jones Point Park in Old Towne Alexandria in October. 

An organizational chapter meeting was held in De- 
cember at the home of Paige Willhite '88, who co<hairs 
the chapter with Lisa Derby '88. 


Southern Florida 

In August, Ann Closer and Catherine Ward organized 
a Virginia Schools gathering for dosses of the 70s, 80s 
and 1990 at Shooters of North Miami. 



In November, the Atlanta Alumnoe Chapter held 
Adopt-A-fHigh School training with Director of Admissions 
Volunteers Catherine Lichtenberg at the home of Jo Avery 
Crowder '65, admissions chair for the Atlanta Chapter 
and a member of the Advisory Board of Visitors. Also in 
November, Yum Lewis Arnold '69, a member of the 
Board of Trustees, was the hostess for a coffee organized 
by Gail McLennon King '69, also a trustee and president 
of the Atlanta Chapter. Executive Director Crista Cabe 
represented the College. 


New Orleans 

The New Orleans Alumnae Chapter held a tea for 
prospective students at the home of Blair Lambert 
Wehrmann '64 on January 10, 1991 with President 
Cynthia H. Tyson and Executive Director of Admissions 
Elaine Liles. 



The Crab Feast hosted by Eleanor "Bunny" Armisteod 
Knipp '47 in September was a great success. Chapter 
Development Director Nancy Hopkins Parsons '81 repre- 
sented the College. Julie Ellsworth '86 chairs the chapter, 
and Karen Latshaw Schaub serves as co-chair. 


The Michigan/Northern Ohio Alumnae Chapter held 
its 13th annual Old Dominion Day event with cocktails 
and a buffet dinner on December 1 , 1 990. 



ArlineManning Wilson '80 hosted a holiday wine and 
cheese party in her home in December with Executive 
Director Crista Cabe visiting from the College. Laurel 
Gilbert Whitmore '86 and Hillary Baumann '89 ccxhair 
of the Charlotte Chapter also attended. 

Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill 

Susan Train Fearon '69 hosted a cook-out at her home 
in Raleigh for members of the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel 
Hill chapter in October. 

Triad Area (Greensboro/High Point/ 
Winston-Salem and vicinity) 

The Triad Alumnae Chapter cocktail party held in 
August in honor of Barbara Knisely Roberts '73, who took 
office as Presidentof the Alumnae Association injuly, was 
a resounding success. Approximately 35 alumnae, 
spouses and guests attended the party which was held in 
Greensboro at the home of Gv/yn Womble Dunn '82 on 
Augusts, 1990. 

In December, the Triad Chapter held an equally 
successful cocktail party and dinner at the home of Donna 
Neudorfer Eorp '76 in Greensboro with President Cynthia 
H. Tyson as special guest. Kudos go to Donna, Carol 
Vaughn '86, Virginia Hayes Forrest '40, Ann Lewis 
Vaughn '69, and Barbara Knisely Roberts for the success 
of this gathering. 



The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter held a joint lun- 
cheon at the Philadelphia Racquet Club with Washington 
& Lee alumni. The featured speaker was Sarah Winder 
Hargrove '68, secretary of banking for the Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania. Laura O'Hear Church '82 chairs the 
MBC Philadelphia Chapter, and her husband, David, 
chairs the W&L Philadelphia Chapter. 



Susan Little '82 single-handedly organized a gother- 
ing of alumnae in Providence in early December — the first 
Mary Baldwin event in Rhode Island in many years. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 27 

Left to right: Agnes 
Cooper, new alumnae 
board member; Carm 
Catching, new Dallas 
chapter president; 
Margaret Hunt Hill, trustee. 
Dallas Xmas luncheon, 
December 15, 1990. 

Left to rigfit: Sally Simmon, 
former Dallas chapter 
president; Peggy Carr, 
trustee,SW Campaign 
chair; Joan Hall, hostess for 
the Dallas Xmas luncheon, 
December 15, 1990. 


Mary Ellen Durham, 
president. Parents Council, 
SW Campaign volunteer. 
Dallas Xmas luncheon, 
December 15, 1990. 


In August, the Dallas Alumnae Cfiapter fiosted a 
TexansinVirginio pa rtyforall students currently attending 
or entering colleges in Virginia. Sally Simons '80, a 
member or tfie Alumnae Board, was tfie coordinator for 
the event which was held on a farm in Keller Springs. The 
Christmas brunch was held on December 1 5 at the home 
of Joan Velten Hall '67, with Laura Catching Alexander 
'71, MBC's director of major gifts, representing the 
College. In January, the chapter hosted a recruitment 
party for prospective students at the home of Peggy 
Anderson Carr '67 with President Cynthia H. Tyson and 
Executive Director of Admissions Elaine Liles. Carmilee 
Catching '76 is the new president of the Dallas Chapter. 


This year, the Houston Alumnae Chapter has been 
holding monthly lunches and dinners in an effort to get to 
know the 200 plus alumnae of the College who live in the 
Houston area. In December, the chapter hosted a 
recruitment party for current and prospective students at 
the home of Theresa Hall Atwell '85. An additional 
recruitment party was held on January 9 at the La 
Madeleine restaurant, followed by a dinner at the Briar 
Club. President Cynthia H. Tyson and Executive Director 
of Admissions Elaine Liles represented the College. 

November. Crista Cabe, Kotherine Lichtenberg, and 
Borbro Hansson represented the College at the coffee. 


The Charlottesville and Augusta County Alumnae 
Chapters hosted a Virginia regional alumnae reception at 
the Foxfield Races in Charlottesville on September 30. 

Eastern Shore 

In September, the Eastern Shore Alumnae Chapter 
held an alumnae luncheon at the home of Kate Scott Jacob 
'50. Annual Fund Director Nancy Poole and Alumnae 
Director Crista Cabe represented the College. 


On October 30, the Peninsula Alumnae Chapter held 
a luncheon at the James River Country Club. Mallory 
Copeland '88 and Crista Cabe provided information 
about the College. 


Members of the Richmond Alumnae Chapter have 
been instrumental in organizing the monthly Attitude 
Adjustment parties held during the fall at a variety of 
different establishments and sponsored by the Common- 
wealth Alumni Club, a group of young alumni from 
several Virginia schools. In September, the chapter had 
Adopt-A-High School training with Kotherine Lichtenberg 
at the home of Mary Mason Pollard Vv'ood '85. On 
November 11, the chapter hosted an oyster roast and 
cook-out at the Westwood Racquet Club with the Wash- 
ington & Lee Richmond Alumni Chapter. In addition, the 
chapter held an Adopt-A-High School meeting with 
Kotherine Lichtenberg, R.J. Landin-Loderick '86, and 
Mary Mason Pollard VS^ood '85 at the Peking Restaurant 
in December. 


The year started off with a bang for the newly- 
revitalized Tidewater Chapter with the Apple Day party 
at the home of Robbie Nelson LeCompte '63 . Crista Cabe 
represented the College. The event was organized 
principally by Chris Baylor '86, Anne Person Baylor '52, 
Kathy Hull Nowell '77, and Margie Thrift Ootes '72, witfi 
help from Susan Mitchell '84 and Alumnae Board mem- 
ber Mallory Copeland '88. 


Augusta County 

The Augusta County Alumnae Chapter hosted a recep- 
tion for the Executive Committee members at the home of 
Nancy Kunkle Carey '51 and a dessert reception for 
commuter students at the Alumnae House in August. In 
September and October, fall overnight receptions for 
prospective parents were held at the Alumnae House. The 
chapter also hosted an Apple Day cocktail party at the 
home of Nancy Payne Dahl '56 in October and a coffee 
with Pat Menk as the speaker at the President's home in 


Members of the Richmond Alumnae Chapter 
were so pleased with last spring's garden-week 
festivities that they are planning another "Tulips-N- 
Julips" for April 23, 1991. There will be garden and 
house tours, a special luncheon at the home of Cathy 
Turner Temple '68, and a party that evening. All 
alumnae and friends of the College in Virginia will 
receive an invitation. If you live outside Virginia and 
would like more information, or if you or someone 
you know would like to attend this special event, 
please notify the Alumnae Office. 

28 November 1990 



Slocum of Fruitland Park, 
FL, and her husband, 
Clyde, both retired, spend 
their summer in western 
North Carolina. They vis- 
ited the state theater in Flat 
Rock and the music center 
in Brevard. Virginia writes 
that although their activities 
ore limited, Clyde works 
with the Rotary and the 
little theater and she has 
retained DAR and college 
contacts where she taught. 
They have two children, 
seven grandchildren and 
six great-grandchildren. 
One grandson and his fam- 
ily are in Saudi Arabic 


Robertson and her hus- 
band of Brownstown, IN, 
just returned from a trip to 
Hawaii for the Maui Clas- 
sic Basketball Tournament. 
They belong to the 
Ambassadoire Flying Club 
and have made trips to 
Maine, Canada, and 

Campbell is still active in 
the Bethlehem, PA, Garden 
Club. She raises African 
violets and works with 
crafts. Dorothy lives with 
her adorable miniature 
schnauzer. Snoopy II 



Norfolk, VA, is enjoying 
her retirement. She attends 
the Virginia Opera and 
Symphony and is involved 
with church, club work and 
bridge. Elizabeth writes 
and receives considerable 
correspondence, since she 

has six great-nieces and 
two great-nephews in col- 
lege and a great-nephew 
in the army. 


Nixon is expecting her 
1 1th great-grandchild and 
lives in Mont Dora, FL. 
Mary Agnes Grant of Rich- 
mond, VA, traveled to Ro- 
mania and Bulgaria on the 
Intrav Danube trip spon- 
sored by the Alumnae Of- 

Glascock of Winchester, 
VA, enjoyed her 60th re- 
union in May 1990. 


Lamer of Blacksburg, VA, 
spent five weeks in Austra- 
lia after the death of her 
husband. Colonel Thomas 
Larner, April 9, 1990. Her 
daughter, ELIZABETH 
LARNER Gutmann 70, 
gave birth to a red-haired 
daughter on December 26, 


Banta of Ridgewood, NJ, 
would like more news from 
her classmates. Margaret 
writes that although the 
doss was small, tney were 
the first to graduate after 
four years at Mary Baldwin 
College. Margaret has 
two sons: the eldest is an 
orthopedic surgeon in Con- 
necticut, ond the youngest 
is completmg 20 years as 
a resident ranger at the lo- 
cal Boy Scout Camp. She 
has five grandchildren; two 
girls and three boys, ages 
9 to 26. The oldest grand- 

child is in Saudi Arabia. 

and 14 other MBC alum- 
nae live in the Sunnyside 
Retirement Community in 
Harrisonburg, VA. Char- 
lotte is serving on the State 
Governing Board of Com- 
mon Cause. 
Francis of Harrisonburg, 
VA, has returned from her 
fourth trip to Australia and 
New Zealand where she 
researched birds and folk 


JEAN GOULD Clarke of 

West Palm Beach, FL, has 
two granddaughters in col- 
lege, one at Vonderbilt and 
one at Georgia. 


Henderson's Constitu- 
tional Bicentennial play, 
"The Twelhh Lantern", has 
been published and will be 
distributed free to over 700 
middle and high schools 
and one hundred county 
libraries. Nancy lives in 
Chapel Hill, NC, and New 
York, NY, and is working 
on two novels. 


The Reverend MELLIE 
HUSSEY Hickey of 

Aiken, SC, has visited three 
missions of an Indian reser- 
vation on the Cheyenne 

of Dennis, ME, ROBERTA 
VANCE Homer of North 
Falmoulh, MA, and BETTY 
MARKS Weinkauf of 
Old Forge, NY, 
met for lunch in September, 
1990, on Cape Cod. In 
February, 1 990, they met 
at Ormond Beach, FL, with 
Roberta's sister, EVELYN 
VANCE Welch 39 
Kalamazoo, Ml 


RUTH GALEY Welliver 

of Columbia, MO, and her 
husband, Warren, enjoyed 
a week at Burt Lake and 
Harbor Springs, Ml, with 
their daughter and son-in- 
law, visiting his parents 

June was a month of sur- 
geries for the family, but all 
went well ELIZABETH 
LUCAS Cummins is busy 
with church and civic orga- 
nizations and her volunteer 
work in Fairfield, VA. 


Hanna of Hillsbourough, 
CA, writes that her garden 
work has become both utili- 
tarian and recreational, 
which requires innovative 
and creative solutions to 
the challenges brought by 
a four-year drought. They 
have lemon and grapefruit 
groves in Borrego Springs, 
CA, which also require a 
great deal of time. Louise's 
grandson, Cory McCloud, 
has been attending the 
Sorbonne in Paris and her 
daughter, Kim McCloud, is 
an accomplished artist in 
Los Angeles 
Welch has moved to on 
apartment in Kalamazoo, 
Ml, and enjoys bridge, lun- 
cheons, Elderhostels and 
spending the winter months 
in Florida. 

enjoys her work at the 
Church of the Beatitudes, 
United Church of Christ, in 
Phoenix, AZ. Her hus- 
band, Frederick, is retired, 
and they travel overseas 
once a year. They visited 
Indonesia and Molyosio 
last year. Frances also en- 
joys their three grandchil- 

Johnston and her hus- 
band. Fowler, of Roanoke, 
VA, are very active in 
church and volunteer work. 
Marcia writes that the high 
point of the year was o visit 
with BETTY 

Virginia Beach, VA 
ond her husband, Melvin, 
of Grottoes, VA, hove a 
new grandchild, Morgan 
Malloy DeNudt 
Robb and her husband, 
John, celebroted their 50th 
wedding anniversary on 
September 7, 1990. Ida 
Mae and John live in Lo 
Vale, MD. 
"Preedy" Gibbs and her 

Elizabeth Crimes Crume '07 
of Louisville, Kentucky, 
believed lo have been one 
of Mary Baldwin's oldest 
living alumna before her 
death, November 26, 
1990, at 101 years of age. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 29 

husband, James, have cel- 
ebrated their 50th wedding 
anniversary. Preedy, who 
lives in Saint Albans, WV, 
also writes that she had o 
broken knee. 
Williamson lives in 
Woodhaven, NY. Her 
son, a third-year divinity 
student at Yale, was re- 
cently married. 
Mclnlyre of Clio, SC, vis- 
ited with her granddaugh- 
ter in August, and Maxine 
hopes she continues to be 
interested in attending 

Robertson and her hus- 
band, Elmer, of Richmond, 
VA, ore working to reopen 
the Massanetta Springs 
Conference Center and ore 
beginning to see some 
progress. Their daughter, 
ROBERTSON Fohl, is a 
1968 graduate of MBC. 
Herndon, of Winston-Sa- 
Hudgins, of Greensboro, 
NC; "PIC" FOY Hennis, 
of Mt. Airy, NC; and 
Wise of Charleston, WV, 
took a trip to the mountains 
in August. Betty brought a 
picture of their 50th Class 
Reunion, held in May, 
1989, and they enjoyed 
catching up on the mem- 
bers who were there. 
Betty Gronemeyer Wise, of 
Charleston, WV, was hon- 
ored to be asked to exhibit 
her paintings at a Hunting- 
ton, V/V, art gallery. 



of Boulder, CO, had a de- 
lightful visit with MILDRED 
LAPSLEY '39. They 
played tennis and golf in 
spite of bad weather. 
Mary's daughter-in-law and 
grandson are staying with 
them while her son is work- 
ing is Saudi Arabia. Mary 
writes that it is fun to have 
a bright twelve-year-old 
with them again. Her old- 
est daughter, Kathy, discov- 
ered she has M.S., but is 
dealing with it. NITA 
SORELLE Martin of 

Waco, TX, had a lovely 
Thanksgiving visit with her 
three daughters, their hus- 
bands, and her 10 grand- 

helps three days a week in 
the Tucson, AZ, elementary 
school libraries and 
teaches eight to ten chil- 
dren in her home to use the 
computer as a tool to stimu- 
late interest in geography, 
math, grammar, art, and 
simple basic print program- 

Holz of Charleston, WV, 
thought the 50th Class Re- 
union in May, 1990, was 

Stevens of Raeford, NC, 
missed the 50th Class Re- 
union, but wants to tell ev- 
eryone, "hi!" 



has three daughters teach- 
ing English in Florida, Ala- 
bama, and I'autre. Her 
son, Tom, graduated from 
Medical School and is an 
intern in a V.A. hospital in 
Reno, NV. 

lives in Mesa, AZ, and 
Charleston, SC. She writes 
that she is proud to hove 
reached her 50th birthday 
not too much impaired. 
Harriet enjoys the alumnae 
news and remembering the 
important year that she 
spent at MBC, which was 
always a strength and in- 
spiration. Harriet writes 
that MBC was truly beauti- 
ful in wonderful ways in- 
cluding exceptional friends 
and faculty, activities, 
chapel programs and 
"snow all winter." 
Washington, DC, ana her 
husbana. Bill, are thankful 
they have had 48 years to- 
gether and are well 
enough to enjoy life. They 
took their fourth freighter 
trip down the East Coast of 
South America in the winter 
of 1989. Jean's daughter 
lives in the Washington, 
DC area and it has been a 
joy to watch their grand- 
sons grow and develop 

through the years. Jean is 
looking forward to the 50th 
Class Reunion in May, 

Chapman lives in 
Dothon, AL. Her husband, 
Charles, had emergency 
major surgery in June, 
1 990, but Martha plans to 
attend the 50th Class Re- 

NINA SPROUL Wise still 
loves her little place in the 
country at Toms Brook, VA, 
as long as she has help 
and the pipes don't freeze. 
Nina soys keeping up with 
eight grandchildren is a 
challenge too. For the lost 
several years she has 
grown large quantities of 
Everlastings for the garden 
club to use in herb wreath 
arrangements. Nina man- 
aged a fun trip to Costa 
Rica in January, 1990, 
Baldwin of Garrison, NY. 
Nina is looking forward to 
seeing many of her class- 
mates at the 50th reunion 
in May, 1991. 
MILES Whitaker of Mer 
cer Island, WA, has retired 
to become a grandchild sit- 
ter in her spore time. She 
may take a part-time job 
since she has had two job 
offers in the past month, 
"which is a pretty good 
compliment for a 52 year 

Stakely of Montgomery, 
AL, writes that her hus- 
band, Davis, died in 1990. 
Lyie lives in Churchville, 
VA. She hopes her grand- 
daughter, Jeonnie Cariker, 
will choose MBC when she 
graduates from high 
school. Virginia's hus- 
band, Marvin, died in 
March, 1990. 



is still living in the Texas hill 
country in Fredericksburg, 
TX, and finds many oppor- 
tunities for volunteering. 
ANN ATWELL retired Oc 
tober 1, 1990, and is look- 
ing forward to volunteer 
work with the League of 
Women Voters, Amnesty 
International, and her 
church in San Antonio, TX. 

Ann also plans to travel 
more and enjoyed her trips 
to Paraguay and New 
Mexico lost year. 
Yeakle lives in Winches- 
ter, VA, and has 1 1 
and her husband, Erskine, 
are enjoying his 
retirement and ore busy 
with community projects, 
tennis, travel, and family in 
Staunton, VA. They have 
seven grandchildren, who 
live in Virginia and Mary- 



is honorary chairman of the 
Kappa Alpha Theto 
Showhouse in Dallas, TX. 
Mary Olive Calkins of 
Houston, TX, is still painting 
and had a one-person 
show lost spring. Her hus- 
band, Dick, has completely 
retired from his law prac- 

Tschoepe travels some 
each year and spends a lot 
of time in her greenhouse 
filled with tropical plants 
and in her outdoor garden 
in Ontario, CA. Edith has 
a pet parrot and frequently 
babysits her grandchildren. 
Lacy has a new grand- 
child, making five in all. 
Marjorie lives in Waco, TX. 


Venable is enjoying her 
husband's retirement with 
more time for family visits 
and day trips. They live in 
Towson, MD. 
Martin has suffered a 
stroke. Her husband. 
Glen, writes that they 
spend most of their time 
with therapy and exercises 
and were making progress 
until a set-back last year, 
"but she's brave and beau- 
tiful." They live in San An- 
tonio, TX. 

Chapman of Myrtle 
Beach, SC, and PAULA 
PARTRIDGE Willetts of 
Palm Desert, CA, had a 
visit on Sanibel Island, FL. 

30 April 1991 


Rankin lives in Mount 
Holly, NC, where her hus- 
band is still in fomily prac- 
tice. Their daughter, Kitty, 
is a sales representative for 
textile company in 
Greensboro, NC, and their 
son, Michael, is an assis- 
tant professor of history at 
Queens College in Char- 
lotte, NC. Michael's wife 
is a Presbyterian minister. 
and her husband live in 
Memphis, TN. Peggy 
writes that "the 45th re- 
union in May, 1990, was 
superb and so much fun 
too! Simsie and Butch did 
such a great job of master- 
minding everything — but 
then they always did. 
What a treat it was to see 
the dear, well-remembered 
faces of those we knew on 
campus so many years 
ago! As one classmate re- 
marked; 'We picked up 
where we left off, right in 
the middle of a sentence!' 
We sorely missed those 
who couln't be with us for 
the 45th, but you will be 
there for the 50th, won't 
you? Incidentally, my 
Barney enjoyed every 
minute of the reunion as 
much as I." 

Moore of Southport, NC, 
also enjoyed the reunion 
and missed all those who 
weren't there Carol has 
two legacies: ANNE 
MOORE Bonnenfant 
'71 and ELIZABETH 
MOORE Schaffer 74 
Baker lives m Bronxville, 
NY, and enjoys the travel 
and contact with people 
through her work as a tour 
escort on domestic trips. 
Her daughter, Susan, had 
a son, Joseph David 
Annunziata, on September 
10, 1990. 

Davis of Kent, CT, has an- 
other grandchild, Augusta. 

odist work team and to 
Jomacia on a medical work 
team with on internist<ardi- 
ologist. Gladys now has 
her nursing license in Ja- 

Gannon of Hillsboro, TX, 
now has six grandchildren 
with another on the way. 
Thelmo's youngest daugh- 
ter, Auvetta, will be mar- 
ried in the summer of 
1 99 1 , and they are busy 
with those plans, Thelmo's 
daughter, Mary Grace, is 
a 1 977 graduate of Mary 

Sorrell lives in Durham, 
NC. Her daughter, 
Stra^bridge '71, gradu- 
ated from divinity school at 
Colgate, Rochester, NY, 
May, 1990. Carol's hus- 
band, Robert, is associated 
with Kodak and they have 
two daughters: Robin, 16, 
and Erika, 9. Carol Anne 
is working with Urban City 
ministries in Rochester, NY. 
Rogan '76 and her hus- 
band. Perry, live in 
Hendersonville, NC, and 
are associated with Multi 
Vision Coble TV. 



Poindexter lives in Win- 
ston-Solem, NC, and went 
to Puerto Rico on a Meth- 

KNOWLES Hamilton 

continues to work as Direc- 
tor of Alumnae and Devel- 
opment Services at Stuart 
Hall in Staunton, VA. Her 
daughter, Ann Lewis 
Hamilton, is a producer of 
the ABC Emmy winning 
show," thirtysomething" 
and recently directed one 
of the episodes. Ann, her 
husband, John, and their 
son. Max, live in Studio 
City, CA. Mary's son, 
Tom, is a first-year student 
in the law school at Ohio 
Northern University. 
McKinney retired from 
the Astoria, OR, Public Li- 
brary and served two 
months in Jamaica with the 
Mercy Ship, "Anastasis", 
with her dentist husband. 
Her husband continues to 
serve six weeks per year in 
the dental clinic on the 
"Anastasis" while Jean 
helps manage an antique 
shop and art gallery in 

Astoria. Their children all 
live within a day's drive. 
ANN MARTIN Brodie of 

Gulf Breeze, PL, is still re- 
tired, in good health and 
travels when possible. 
Gloria Duke Trigg of 
Tampa, FL, retired from the 
Hillsborough County 
School System as a media 
specialist in June 1990. 
Gloria and her husband 
plan to travel and see 
many exotic places. 



Groseclose of Eden, NC, 
hod an interesting trip to 
Russia recently. 
Kornegay and her hus- 
band, Horace, of Greens- 
boro, NC, are really enjoy- 
ing semi-retired life and 
stay active with many 

Harrison of Lynchburg, 
VA, has been serving as o 
tour guide (docent) at 
Jefferson's Poplar Forest. 
She soys it is exciting be- 
cause the restoration is pro- 
gressing, and because she 
enjoys greeting tourists 
from all parts of the United 

Kirk and her husbond, 
Terrell, plan to move to 
Jacksonville, FL, from 
Dunedin, FL, when he re- 
tires OS on Episcopal priest 
in April, 1991. 
Lombard and her hus- 
band ore looking forward 
to a trip to Australia, New 
Zealand, and Tahiti. Their 
trip was cancelled last year 
due to the Australian airline 
strike They live in Delmar, 

Moncure and her hus- 
band, John, have moved to 
Albuquerque, NM. They 
have a granddaughter, 
Alexandra Nicole 

JEAN BULTER Viel is a 
volunteer with the Staunton- 
Augusta Rescue Squad, 
president of the Valley Re- 
publicon Women's Club, 
and active in civic organi- 
zations. She is widowed 
and has two sons and three 
grandchildren. Jean lives 
in Weyers Cove, VA. 

Ghebelian of Indian 
Head, MD, had an exciting 
trip to Eastern Europe. She 
chiseled on the Berlin 

Brammer and her hus- 
band, Harold, live in High- 
lands, NC, where he is 
busy developing proper- 
ties. Their daughter, 
AUSTIN Robinson '72, 
and her husband are own- 
ers of Santa Monica Heli- 
copters, Inc. Karen is still 
active in television and 
movies. Gwen's daughter, 
Teah Tong, has her own 
music studio in Atlanta, 
GA. Gwen loves being a 
grandmother and is busy 
with church and community 

Croighill and her hus- 
band, Harold, of 
Rockbridge Baths, VA, are 
trying to "see the world be- 
fore they gel loo old to 
travel." Tney have trips 
planned to Africa, India, 
Ireland, Scotland, and a 
Mediterronian cruise 
planned for 1991. 
Watt thought the class re- 
union in May, 1990 was 
great even though not 
many were there from the 
class. Mercer lives in 
Thomasville, GA. 
Rhodes of Carmel, NY, 
had another busy year. 
Her lost child was married 
in May, and a new grand- 
child was born in April. 
Beverly stopped by MBC 
last Morch and was im- 
pressed by the changes 
since '49. "Still beautiful," 
she said "...but everything 
has expanded " 
UZ USHER Laffitte lives 
in Estill, SC, and her 
daughter ELIZABETH 
LAFFITTE Malinowski 
'8 1 , and her family have 
moved to Savannah, GA. 
This is the first time Elizo- 
beth hos been nearby for 
many years 
Thullbery of Lake Woles, 
Fl, writes that her daughter, 
the Reverend Marion 
Thullbery, officioted at the 
wedding of Betty's class- 

The Mary Baldwin Magazii 

Belton, to Joseph 
Burkholder at Hope Episco- 
pal Church in Melbourne, 

Belton is retired and lives 
in Melbourne, FL. 
Leochman has three mar- 
ried sons, four grandsons 
and four granddaughters. 
She invites classmates to 
call her when in Washing- 
ton, DC. 

The Class of '49 held a 
mini-reunion at the home of 
Harold Brammer near 
Highlands, NC, on Septem- 
ber 14-17, 1990. 
Watson, Franklin, VA; 
Kyle, Lubbock, TX; BETTY 
and Hugh Fraser, Greens- 
boro, NC; ANN ASHBY 
Helms and Jerry Helms, 
Charlotte, NC; GIN 
NURNEY Harlow and 
John Harlow, Suffolk, VA; 
Belton and Joe 
Burckhalter, Melbourne, FL, 
enjoyed sunsets and inspir- 
ing scenery as well as the 
glow of friendship and the 
Mary Baldwin touch, which 
has lasted and grown over 
the years. 


Miescher of Terre Haute, 
IN, was happy to come 
back to MBC for the big 
40th reunion. May 1990. 
Barbara thought tne cam- 
pus was lovely and was 
pleased that the Groftons 
and Fletcher Collins at- 
tended and were "just the 

BETTY BAILEY Shirley is 
retired and enjoying life in 
Tuscaloosa, AL. She has 
three daughters and six 
McCormick lives in 
Staunton, VA. Her hus- 
band, Vi/illiam, died in Au- 
gust, 1989. 

KATE scon Jacob's 
daughter was married De- 
cember 8, 1990. Kate 
lives in Ononcock, VA. 
of Gettysburg, PA, traveled 
to Madagascar and 

McCauley and her hus- 
band. Gentry, are still liv- 
ing and working in 
Versailles, KY. 

teaching in Henrico Coun- 


Aasen of Westport, CT, 
has retired from the United 
Nations, but continues to 
travel. She was in Japan 
lost July for on international 
development conference, 
and in Australia, New 
Zealand and Hawaii with 
her husband, Larry, in Au- 
gust. She is working part 
time with the International 
Executive Service Corps 
and went to Guatemala in 
November with Lorry as 
a member of an interna- 
tional delegation to ob- 
serve elections. They re- 
turned to Guatemala in 
January and February to 
work with Fundes, a non- 
governmental organization 

Gano missed her class re- 
union because she was 
serving jury duty in 
Wilmington, DE, in a mur- 
der trial. Marilyn's fifth 
grandchild, Eric Walseth 
Gano, was born in Septem- 



has returned to her first 
love, the water. She works 
as a lifeguard and swim- 
ming instructor at 
Woodloke in Midlothian, 

gory is part-owner of Pak- 
Mar Manufacturing Com- 
pany in San Antonio, TX. 
She is a new grandmother 
to Madeline Marie Gre- 
gory, born in October, 
1990, in Houston, TX. Her 
daughter. Gale, is in medi- 
cal school in Iowa. 
of Richmond, VA, writes 
that her daughter, 
'8 1 , and her husband, 
Ryan, ore back in Rich- 
mond, VA. Suzanne is 
practicing law with Thomp- 
son, Smitners, Newman 
and Wade, and Ryan is 


Horton and her husband. 
Mock, live in Alexander 
City, AL. They hove four 
wonderful grandchildren 
and their youngest son was 
married in September. 
Kotherine is glad to be fill- 
ing the house with the next 

enjoys providing personal 
counseling in 
Fredericksburg, VA, al- 
though she misses hospital 
chaplain work. She and 
her husband have a sec- 
ond home in Anguilla, Brit- 
ish West Indies and ore 
never in one place long 
enough for many commit- 

JOAN JOHN Grine's 
husband, Don, has retired 
as on administrator and of- 
ficer of a research and de- 
velopment company in Del 
Mar, CA. Joan paints in 
oils and pastels, mostly 
landscapes, and has 
shown and sold some of 
her work. They have two 
children and two grand- 

Shannon of Roanoke, 
VA, published "A Christ- 
mas Giftmaking Work- 
shop" in August, 1990. 
and her husband ore enjoy- 
ing retirement in Largo, FL. 
They visited their son and 
oldest daughter's family in 
Vail, CO, in January, 
1991. Their youngest 
daughter lives in St. Peters- 
burg, FL, and has one 
daughter. The middle 
daughter lives in northern 
FL, and is expecting a 
baby in February, 


Williams has a two-year 
old granddaughter and is 
expecting a second grand- 
child in April, 1991, 


ibbean cruise. Blessing 
lives in Lexington, KY. 

has a new job in the com- 
munity relations department 
at a children's hospital in 
Atlanta. Her new grand- 
child, Spencer, was born to 
parents who are doctors at 
Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, 

Miller's husband, Robert, 
is pastor of the Second 
Presbyterian Church in Lou- 

Southern of Houston, TX, 
hod fantastic time on the 
MBC-sponsored England 


Moore lives in 
Williamsburg, VA, where 
she manages two designer 
outlet centers, one in 
Williamsburg and one in 
Queenstown, MD. She has 
five grandchildren. 
Deacon of Waynesboro, 
VA, writes that her son, Kip 
Deacon, was married April 
21, 1990. 


Lane is active in commu- 
nity activities and her hus- 
band practices general sur- 
gery in Poscagoulo, MS. 
Their daughter, Robin, 
works for Healthy Kids 
magazine in New York. 
Their son, Hobson, is a 
sophomore at Vonderbilt. 
Son, Clayton, is a senior at 
St. Andrew's in 
Huddletown, DE. 
Miller has lived in 
Blacksburg, VA, since 
1 966 and works at VPI & 
SU, Her daughter is a 
sophomore at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago. 


Brown and her family 
spent Christmas on a Car- 

Perrin now lives in Delray 
Beach, FL, and is on avid 
golfer and football fan, Lyn 
also is busy with volunteer 

32 April 199 J 



Sims IS owner of Peri- 
winkle Cottage in Augusta, 
GA, a children's and la- 
dies' clothing and gifts 
store. Their beachfront 
home was swept away by 
Hurricane Hugo, 
Carroll of Houston, TX, 
has two sons and a daugh- 
ter: Jamie, 15; and David, 
16; Mary, 18, who is a 
freshman at UVA 



is a receptionist in a 
urologist's office and her 
husband, Gerry, is director 
of development at Winston- 
Salem State University in 
Winston-Salem, NC, Their 
son, Evan, 26, a UVA 
graduate, is employed by 
PC World, a computer 
magazine in Son Fran- 
cisco, CA, and their son, 
Charlie, 23, graduated 
from JMU in December, 

Strickland of Martinsville, 
VA, writes that her hus- 
band died June 11, 1990. 
Her daughter, Lynn, is a 
voice performance major at 
Converse College in 
Spartansburg, SC. 
JO WHITTLE Thornton 
has moved into marketing 
at Merchants National 
Bank in Charlton Heights, 
WV, Jo and her husband 
had a reunion in Son Fran- 
cisco in November with 
JUDY ELLIS Pratt and 
Ho>vard and their hus- 
bands. Harriet brought let- 
ters they had written each 
other in the early 60s. 
Wow — what a walk down 
memory lone!" 
Waghorne of Dallas, TX, 
writes that one son gradu- 
ated from Duke and an- 
other son is at the Univer- 
sity of Texas. 


TenBrook lives m 
Wilbraham, MA and with 
her husband, John, and is 
active in Bible studies, re- 

treats, marriage seminars 
and jail work. Her son, 
John, is a junior at 
Dartmouth spent a term in 
Colcuttta, India, with 
Mother Theresa's minis- 
tries. Their daughter and 
son-in-law live nearby in 

FA YE BAKER Clark lives 
in Birmingham, AL, Her 
daughter, Helen Catherine, 
was married to Clinton Hill 
Smith in August and her 
son. Will, is a freshman at 
McConnell of Fort Ann, 
NY, announces that her 
book, Lenten Companion, 
a daily devotional for the 
lenten season with line 
drawings and photo- 
graphs, was published by 
Morehouse Publishers in 
December, 1990 
and a partner just pub- 
lished A Guide to Child 
Care, Son Diego, Kay 
says that career number 
two has been launched in 
LaJolla, CA, 
Ferguson divides her time 
between Scotland and 
Asheville, NC, visiting her 
oldest son and her 
husband's business. 


JILL MORTON has been 
appointed assistant profes- 
sor of art at Chaminode 
University in Honolulu, HI, 
teaching color theory to ar- 
chitects, designers and art- 

Marshall and her hus- 
band. Bob, live in 
Wiliamsburg, VA, and are 
busy with their seven 
Christmas Mouse stores in 
Virginia, North Carolina, 
South Carolina, and Ten- 
nessee. Their daughter, 
Becky, graduated from VPI 
and is working in South 
Carolina. Their son, Rob, is 
a junior at Lynchburg Col- 
lege, and daughter Ashley 
IS a |unior in high school, 
Dillard and her husband, 
James, live in Denver, CO, 
Their second son was re- 
cently married, and their 
first son and his wife had 
their first child. 


Edwards and her hus- 
band, George, have lived 
in Herndon, VA, for eight 
years. George is a techni- 
cal translator (Russian to 
English) and Anne is the 
administrator for the 
Loudoun County Area 
Agency on Aging. They 
are also busy raising two 
teenage sons. 
of Albany, GA, enjoyed 
the 25th class reunion in 
May, 1990. 
McAllister and her hus- 
band live in Arlington, VA, 
where he practices low in 
a new office in Tysons Cor- 
ner. Their oldest son, 
Conrad, is attending UVA. 
Thompson is administra- 
tive assistant of the free 
clinic of New River Valley, 
which is run by two paid 
staff persons and involves 
doctors, dentists, nurses, 
lab technicians, dietitians, 
nutritionists, screeners and 
a receptionist, who are all 
volunteers. Margaret 
worked as an office man- 
ager for a candidate run- 
ning for the House of Del- 
egates, and for the New 
River Community Action on 
several of their human re- 
source efforts. She is serv- 
ing on the Board of Direc- 
tors for the Mental Health 
Association and for the 
Medical Clinic of New 
River Valley. Margaret is 
volunteer treasurer of her 
church, and a member of 
the property management 
team with the responsibility 
of managing the income 
producing property for the 
Christiansburg Presbyterian 
Church. Margaret's hus- 
band, Joe, continues to run 
Thompson Tire Company in 
Christiansburg, VA, and 
their daughter, Meg, just 
finished her four years in 
the Navy 

Cate en|oyed seeing ev- 
eryone at the 25lh reunion 
in May, 1990 and hopes 
to see everyone at the 
30th. Elizabeth lives in 
Eastover, SC 

Sydnor and her husband, 
Brantley, live in Roonoke, 

VA, where he is an ear, 
nose and throat surgeon. 
Their daughter, Anna, is a 
junior at the Gunston 
School in Maryland and 
wants to enter MBC in 
1992. Their son, Brantley, 
is a junior at Episcopal 
High School in Alexandria, 
VA, and their son, Smith, is 
at home. Jane is busy be- 
ing a wife, mother, school 
volunteer, graduate stu- 
dent at Hollins College, 
and on avid tennis player. 
KAY EARLY Doughtery 
just moved to Roanoke, 
VA, and Kay sees HESTA 
LITTON Spessard, 
Mallory 66 and SUSAN 
BROWN Webb around 

Konner has two daugh- 
ters at Kenyon College in 
Ohio and a daughter in the 
eighth grade in Summit, 

of Newberry, SC, had a 
wonderful time at the re- 
union in May, 1990. 
Le^is has three active 
children and spends most 
of her time in the car in Tal- 
lahassee, FL. 



and her husband, Jim, 
travel a great deal. They 
hove one son who is a 
sophomore at W & L and 
another son who is sopho- 
more at the Mercersburg 
Academy. Julia is working 
to get a branch library in 
Rising Sun, MD, and taking 
core of rental properties. 
She enjoys gordening and 

Dixon and her husband, 
Bonnet, live in Sewanee, 
TN, while he attends the 
University of the South 
School of Theology to be- 
come an Episcopal priest. 
Their first grandchild, 
Alexis Catnerine, was born 
August 30, 1990 to their 
daughter, Woverley, and 
son-in-law. Shod 
Montague. Two other chil- 
dren, Carrie and Travis, at- 
tend St. Andrews-Sewonee 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 33 


and her husband. Bob, ore 
still living in Cincinnati, 
OH, and working for his 
election as Secretary of 
State for Ohio. 
MCLEOD Jackson has 
been married to William 
Lohmiller for two years and 
lives in Pace, FL. She is 
now regional director of 
Lutheran Ministries of 
Florida, a large state-wide 
multiservice social service 
agency. Her first responsi- 
bility has been to establish 
a program providing a full 
service continuum for run- 
aways aged 1 2-1 7 along 
the Gulf Coast. They 
opened a crisis shelter Oc- 
tober 1 8, 1 990. 
Coward was married to 
Jan Kopecky in October, 
1988 and lives in Luzern, 
Switzerland. Louise is 
struggling to learn German 
and adjusting to life in 
Switzerland. She is on the 
board of the Swiss Ameri- 
can Society Luzern and is 
honing her bridge skills. 
NINA WEST Guy and 
visited Louise for 1 days 
in October, 1 990, and 
they had a super time 
catching up after 25 years. 
is development director for 
the American Cancer Soci- 
ety League, which puts on 
the largest fund-raiser in 
Washington, "The Masked 
Ball," which netted over 
$20,000 last year. 
Sandra enjoys tennis and 
keeping in touch with MBC 
classmates. She met 
Gantly on a recent visit to 
New York for her mother's 
70th birthday. Her hus- 
band, Steve, is a senior 
vice president and heads 
tfie International Division of 
US Bank in Bellevue, WA. 
Their daughter, Kothryn, is 
a senior in high school and 
son, Michael, is a junior in 
high school. 

and her husband, Tom, 
who live in Prudenville, Ml, 
celebrated their 20th wed- 
ding anniversary with a trip 
to Niagara Falls, Canada, 
They publish the largest 
weekly newspaper in their 
resort area. Patricia is 
keeping her fingers crossed 

Five members of the class of '67 held a "mini" reunion in 
Richmond, Virginia, prior to the Board of Trustees meeting in 
April, 1990. From left to right: Susan Powe// Nor/on, D/x/e 
Epes fioggan, Peggy Anderson Carr, Gay Gilmore Butler, 
and Kip Cooley McDaniel. 

that she will be able to at- 
tend her 25th class reunion 
since that is a busy time 
with graduation and the 
summer tourist guide. 
in Houston, TX, and is an 
elementary school librarian 
after a year in the Univer- 
sity of Texas Graduate 
School of Library Informa- 
tion Science. 
Anderson lives in 
Annondale, VA, and sells 
residental real estate in the 
Northern Virginia area. 
Her son, Zeb, graduated 
from Duke University in De- 
cember, 1990, and her 
daughter, Kate, will be a 
freshman at W&L in Sep- 
tember, 1991. Glenda 
writes that Lexington looks 
the same, except inside the 
co-ed dorms. "And to think 
we hod to stay in approved 
homes an sign in and out!" 
Caldwell and her hus- 
band, Martin, live in Hous- 
ton, TX, where he is an 
Episcopal priest who fills in 
as on interim rector and is 
vice president of the Hous- 
ton AAetropolitian YMCA. 
Ki teaches English at St. 
John's School in Houston 
and occupies the Bryan 
Trammer Chair in English. 
Their daughter, Whitney, 
graduated from the North 
Carolina School of the Arts 
in May, 1989, where she 
majored in modern dance. 
Goodv/in is a librarian at 
the State University of New 
York and lives in Fly Creek, 



of Portsmouth, OH, was 
elected a trustee of the 
Episcopal Diocese of South- 
ern Ohio, a wonderful ex- 
perience. Her older son, 
Toby, is a freshman at Mi- 

ami University, Oxford, 
OH, and Jamie is a junior 
in high school. 
Crosson of Roanoke, VA, 
has completed her master's 
degree at Hollins. Her 
daughter is a freshman at 
UVA and her son is com- 
pleting his Eagle Scout. 
Margaret's husband is still 
with the trust department of 
Sovran Bank. 
Relano received her Ph.D. 
from the University of 
Barcelona, Spain, summa 
cum laude. 


and her husband, Roy, an 
anesthesiologist at Baptist 
Hospital, and their three 
children live in Winston-Sa- 
lem, NC. Connie is active 
with the Girl Scouts, the 
Medical Auxiliary, Salem 
Academy, Summit School 
and the Junior League. 
Harkrader, husband, Ri- 
chard, and two daughters 
ore spending a year in 
Nicaragua helping build a 
school and housing 
project. They have lived in 
Durham, NC, since 1974, 
and their New Morning 
Construction company has 
been successful in respond- 
ing to the engery crisis 
though solar engery. 
Freeman is a director at 
the Arts and Humanities Li- 
brary and her husband is a , 
historian otVCU in Rich- 
mond, VA. 
Mount Kisco, NY, is work- 
ing for Citicorp doing a 
project related to branch 
banking. Her son is a 
freshman at Amherst. 

Krach of Woodbridge, 
VA, is teaching preschool 
part time, and she enrolled 
in the teacher certification 
program at Mary Washing- 
ton College and will be 
certified to teach German 
by December, 1991 . 
Jeonnette is also busy driv- 
ing her children: Brian, 1 1 ; 
and Emily, 8; to their activi- 
ties. She keeps in touch 
BATES Chapman and 
Sopher lives in Washing- 
ton, DC. Her oldest child 
is in first grade and the 
twins ore two. 
Temple is busy renovating 
and settling into a new 
home in Richmond, VA. 
Her husband, Jerry, is head 
of Institutional Trading at 
Wheat First Securities, and 
Maggie, 8, and Kate, 6, 
love St. Catherine's. Cathy 
continues to run across 
more and more MBC alum- 

a county commissioner and 
lives in Savannah, GA. 


Davis of Chesterfield, VA, 
has returned to full-time 
Campbell is in her 1 6th 
year directing the handbell 
choir at Congregational 
United Church of Christ in 
Scottsdale, AZ. Her new 
Ford Explorer gives her the 
opportunity to four-wheel 
into some remote and spec- 
tacular areas of Arizona 
and Colorado. Susan 
hiked the Grand Canyon in 
June, 1 990. She opened a 
beautiful new Dillard's 
store in February, 1990. 
Meyer Gruber died in 
November, 1990. She was 
an editor and associate 
publisher of Earnsham's 
publication, which was the 
leading children's wear 
magazine in the industry, 
and was inducted in Wno's 
Who in America. 
Savage lives in Ellisfon, 
VA, and is manager of 
World Travel Services, Inc. 
in Blacksburg, VA. She is 

34 April 1991 

laving fun with her four 
/ear old son, Ned, and is 
3usy teaching Sunday 
jchool and fulfilling other 
volunteer commitments, 
/irginia also helps her hus- 
band in his publishing busi- 
less, Northcross House 
'ubiishers. He recently 
published a biography of 
ames A. Walker (C.S.A), 
Stonewall Jim, written by 
talker's daughter, WiJlie 
A/alker Caldwell 1877. 
jomery lives in San 
(osa, CA, and will com- 
Diete her master's degree 
n social work from Califor- 
lia State University in May, 



Price writes that she is 
alive and well and working 
n Fairfax, VA. 
McGrath lives in El 
Cajon, CA. Her husband. 
Bill, was appointed Munici- 
pal Court Judge October 
23, 1990, by Governor 

was visited by Martha 
Booth Jennison and her 
husband in Winston-Salem, 
NC. Martha's husband 
was playing in the ProAm 
Vantage Golf Tournament. 
Ballard of Beavercreek, 
OH, graduated from Xavier 
University in Cincinnati, 
OH, with a M.Ed. 


Strawbrldge graduated 
from divinity school at 
Colgate, in May, 1 990. 
Carol's husband, Robert, is 
associated with Kodak, 
and they have two daugh- 
ters; Robin, 16, and Erika, 
9. Carol Anne is working 
with Urban City ministries 
in Rochester, NY. 
Finch is excited about her 
20th reunion in May, 
1991, and is looking for- 
ward to seeing classmates, 
their spouses, and their 
children. Susan is busy 
with her four children, ages 
seven to sixteen, and teach- 
ing "kinder musik" at 

Meredith College School of 
Music in Raleigh, NC. 
Pendleton of Atlanta, 
GA, is still having fun prac- 
ticing low and rearing two 
daughters; Elizabeth, 8; 
and Corbin, 3. Brooke 
and her husband. Bill, had 
a wonderful trip to France 
for their 10th anniversary. 
Moore has retired from 
her tax practice and is 
busy with Cub Scouts, 
school volunteering and pi- 
ano lessons. Nancy, who 
lives in Apopka, FL, writes 
that her children ore grow- 
ing up quickly as is their 
foliage business. She is 
looking forward to the up- 
coming reunion. 
Morrison has completed 
her master's in counseling 
and is employed as a 
therapist in a psychiatrist's 
office m Charleston, WV. 
is working on a MLS at 
UNC-Greensboro and is a 
full-time assistant librarian. 
Koe has a Girl Scout troop 
with classmate ELIZABETH 
TOMS Chaplin in Char- 
lotte, NC 

of Hume, VA, is involved in 
preserving native wildflow- 
ers and will present a semi- 
nar, "Native Plant Cultiva- 
tion; An Environmental Per- 
spective," at Homecoming 

ings is working full time 
for the family business and 
car pooling two budding 
musicians in Mount Airy, 

Ferrell lives in Richmond, 
VA, and is in graduate 
school at VCU working on 
a MSW. Melissa recently 
talked to EDITH 
SCHNEIDER Roques of 
Toulousse, France. 
is teaching music at the 
high school and piano les- 
sons at home in Nokesville, 
VA. Her daughters, Lee 
and Kristen, ore in junior 
high school. 

Waniess lives in Topeka, 
KA, and has four children: 
three girls and a boy, ages 
three to fourteen. 
O'Mara is teaching high 

school social studies in Ox- 
ford, MD. 



sociate professor of hu- 
manities in the School of 
Engineering and Applied 
Science at The University of 
Virginia in Charlottesville, 

AUSTIN Robinson and 
her husband are owners of 
Santo Monica Helicopters, 
Inc. Karen is still active in 
television and movies in Los 

performed in Margaret 
Collins' "Rebellion al 
Jamestown Island" and 
"Bacon's Castle" lost sum- 
mer. Connie lives in West 
Palm Beach, FL. 
Muehlman has been 
owner of Camille's, an an- 
tiques and gift shop in 
Charleston, WV, for four 
years. Kathy and her hus- 
band, Ray, are busy with a 
three year old and two 
teenagers who never want 
to do the same thing. 
Quillen of Birmingham, 
AL, is busy with three chil- 
dren: Henry, 12; Mary 
Rogers, 9; and James, 5 
Mary Jim teaches fourth 
grade Sunday School, and 
is teaching a woman to 
read through the commu- 
nity school. She was in 
"Oliver" and "The 
"Unsinkable Molly Brown" 
in the community theater 
and will be in "Cabaret" 
this winter. Mary Jim has 
one course to complete to 
become recertified to teach 
English. Her husband is a 
civil litigation attorney. 
an administrative officer in 
the Air Force Reserves and 
her husbond, Lewis, is a 
hospital choploin at Keesler 
AFB in B.loxi, MS. 
JILL KIELY Anderson of 
Columbus, OH, is busy 
with a new position at 
Baxler Health Care and 
two children, two dogs and 
two cats. Jill stopped in 
and surprised PLAYER 
MCPHAUL Fleur/ and 
her family in Southern 
Pines, NC. Player looked 
terrific and has four beauti- 
ful children. 

Douglass lives in 

Ashland, VA Her hus- 
band, BrenI, is director of 
facilities at Randolph-Mo- 
con College and Carter 
does part-time typesetting 
and graphic design at the 
local weekly paper. She is 
also starting a floral deco- 
rating business, The Nest- 
ing Instinct, on the side. 
SALLY VIA Matthews is 
a finance director at St. 
Luke's United Methodist 
Church in Houston, TX. 
Her husband, Lorkin, is 
with a local construction 
company. Their three chil- 
dren, ages eight, seven, 
and four, keep them on the 

Golden teaches third 
grade and her husband, 
Timothy, is director of fi- 
nance at VMI and was re- 
cently elected to the city 
council in Lexington, VA. 
Favre is the owner and 
operator of Kitty and Com- 
pany in Hampton, VA. 
Catherine and her husband 
are busy with their two chil- 
dren: ages Emily, 14, and 
McLean, 1 1 . 


Jacob, her husband, 
Jacques, and their three 
children live in France. Su- 
san is still leaching English 
OS a volunteer and taking 
ice skating lessons. She is 
also active in a French-En- 
glish conversation group 
and plays bridge. 
Bocigol IS living in Rich- 
mond, VA, and working as 
an adjunct professor at the 
University of Richmond low 
school and teaching an un- 
dergraduate course 
Grogan is o special 
projects/claim consultant 
for John Hancock in 
Dunwoody, GA, ond re- 
cently received o second 
special award for service. 
Her husband, Mark, is a 
manager for Kroger Gro- 
ceries. Their daughter, 
Alyson, 3, attends Dab 
Loomis School and is even 
more talkotive than her 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 35 


Sebrell and her family 

hove moved to Roanoke, 



and her family have moved 
to Farmington, VA. Beryl is 
busy with the church and 
school activities of her 
three children. 
Kennedy was re-elected 
probate judge in Richland, 


Kilpatrick and her family 
have moved to Annondale, 
VA, while her husband, 
Russ, attends a ten-month 
school at the National De- 
fense University. Malissa is 
busy with aerobics, Bible 
study, and their three chil- 
dren: Paul, 10; David, 6; 
and Elizabeth, 2. 
in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, 
where she operates a fertil- 
ity clinic. 

ticipating in a French hu- 
manitarian mission in the 
Soviet Republic of Arme- 
nia. The project was de- 
signed to bring psychologi- 
cal treatment to the victims 
of the December, 1988, 
earthquake. Myra delivers 
direct services to children 
and families, and trains 
and supervises Armenian 
psychiatrists and psycholo- 
gists in psychotheraphy. 


Costanzo lives in Miami, 
Fl. Her oldest daughter, 
Shane, is a freshman at 
MBC. Frances is serving 
on the Parents Council and 
enjoys being involved with 
MBC again. 
Gallegos and her hus- 
band. Chuck, sponsored a 
foreign exchange student 
in June, 1990. Carlos was 
o wonderful, fun-loving 
teenager from Jaen, Spain. 
Melinda is busy with two 
sons: Alan, 7; and Philip, 
5; and a new puppy. They 
live in Edgewater, MD. Her 
mother died in June of lung 

Stilces is still in Germany, 

but her husband has been 
sent to Saudi Arabia. She 
writes, "Pray for peace"" 
Magee of Bethesda, MD, 
was honored by Operation 
Smile International for her 
outstanding work with the 
Greater Washington, DC, 
OSI chapter. Christine's 
efforts helped generate 
$133,000 from donations 
and three special events 
sponsored by the chapter 
during 1990. 

ANNE MUNN Bailey of 
Newcomb, MA, has been 
named to the faculty of 
Lawrence Technological 

Cross and her family have 
moved to 5205 R Street 
Little Rock, AR 72207. 
is working on sonar subma- 
rine systems in Hampton, 
VA. Her father is well, and 
Georgia is active doing 
some religious art and 
church work. 


Rogers and her husband. 
Perry, live in Castle Rock, 
CO, and are associated 
with Multi Vision Cable 

Crev^s is an instructor in 
the department of psychia- 
try and behavioral science 
at the Medical University of 
South Carolina. Her hus- 
band, Carl, is a painting 
contractor in Charleston, 

is living in Richmond, VA, 
where she is the assistant 
nurse manager of the car- 
diac progressive core unit 
at Richmond Memorial 
Hospital. Shirley is a flight 
nurse in the Air National 
Guard, plays a lot of tennis 
and travels whenever pos- 

works in the radio/TV 
commerical production de- 
partment of an advertising 
agency in Dallas, TX. Her 
husband. Randy, is an as- 
set manager for real estate 
at a local bank, MELISSA 
MCSHAN Allgood 
Daniel, PHYLLIS 
DAMERON Gore and 

Alford attended Jenny's 
wedding on April 21, 

La^vrence has moved to 
Portsmouth, VA, where her 
husband. Bob, is the curate 
at Trinity Episcopal Church. 
Lynn is working at home as 
a calligrapher, and is en- 
joying her sons and their 

McGaughey is presently 
serving in Saudia Arabria 
through Operation Desert 

Llewellyn and her hus- 
band, Ron, live in 
Dumfries, VA, and have 
opened an independent 
pharmacy, Cardinal Phar- 
macy. They also pur- 
chased Duck's Real Estate 
on the Outer Banks of 
North Carolina. 
Kowalski lives in Har- 
mony, PA, and is complet- 
ing her Ph.D. in museum 
education at the University 
of Pittsburg. 

works at the University of 
Michigan Language Lab 
producing audio/video 
teaching materials for for- 
eign languages. Katherine 
lives in Birmingham, Ml. 


Hall is assistant head of 
reference at Porter Public 
Library in Westlake, OH, 
and involved with the 
Cleveland Junior League. 
Cynthia lives in Lakewood, 
OH, and bought a horse 
last year whicn is keeping 
her busy. 

Baird is working part time 
at a needlework store in 
Houston, TX, and 
carpooling her three chil- 
dren: Virginia Mae, 7; 
James, 4; and Hollee, 2. 
Carolyn enjoys her herb/ 
rose garden, and pets: two 
rabbits, a parakeet and a 
schnauzer dog. 


and General Staff College 
at Fort Leavenworth, KA, 
after teaching military his- 
tory at West Point for three 

Crump of Rosedole, MS, 
has a two year old boy, 
Rob, and is expecting an- 
other child. 
Atkinson Sipple is selling 
children's books from her 
home in Savannah, GA. 
Johnson was married in 
1989 and is living in 
Scottsdole, AZ. 


MARY NELL McPherson 

and her husband, Kevin, 
continue to enjoy life in 
Charlotte, NC. Kevin 
works for Duke Power 
Company and Mary Nell 
works for Habitat for Hu- 
manity. Their daughter, 
Mollie, is one and they are 
expecting a second child in 
the spring of 1991. Kevin 
and Mary Nell are hoping 
to build a get-away home 
in Independence, VA. 
They stay busy on the 
boards of Friendship Trays, 
YMCA, Self-help Credit 
Union, Presbytery Hunger 
Action Committee and Cov- 
enant Church Session. 
lives in Charlottesville, VA, 
and is currently president 
of the Charlottesville/Pied- j 
mont Chapter of 
Alzheimer's Association 
and vice moderator of the 
Albermarle Baptist Associa- 

FRALIN and her husband, 
A.G., have completed a 
three volume French text- 
book series, Le francais vi- 
vant, published by EMC 
Publisning of Saint Paul, 
Ml. Christine is a French 
professor at JMU in 
Harrisonburg, VA, and 
AG. is a French professor 
at W & L in Lexington, VA, 
where they live. 


Patrick has been reas- 
signed to the Command 

Anderson lives in Cola, 
SC, and is a part time inte- 
rior designer with Wilbur 

36 April 1997 

imith Associates. Her hus- 
jond is pharmacist at 
;evco, and they hove two 
loys. Katharine also 
eaches a 6th grade Sun- 
lay School class. 
ives in Elmira, NY. She 
poke on a panel regard- 
ng Termination of Parental 
iights — Speeding Adoption 
n New York State, as part 
)f a conference on children 
n Washington, DC, spon- 
lOred by the American Bar 
\ssociation Center on Chil- 
jren and the Law. Alise 
vas recently hired on a 
;ontractual basis to con- 
duct a Juvenile Justice study 
)n PINS (Person in Need of 
jupervision) cases. 
^NN MERRIL Gray is 
eaching at a private 
ichool. Tandem School, in 
Zharlottesville, VA. 


Aizcorbe '81 has been 
lamed coordinator of The 
Assessment Center, the 
Doint of entry for patients 
needing psychiatric ser- 
vices at Virginia Baptist 
HosDital in Lynchburg. 
Malinov^ski and her fam- 
ily have moved to Savan- 
nah, GA. 

and her husband, Ryan, 
live in Richmond, VA. 
Suzanne is practicing law 
with Thompson, Smitners, 
Newman and Wade. 
Ryan is teaching in fHenrico 

MITCHELL Amos has two 
children and is deeply in- 
volved in volunteer work in 
Charlotte, NC. 
JOHNSON Hatcher re^ 
ceived a master of divinity 
degree from Duke Univer- 
sity and is pastor of the 
Galilee United Methodist 
Church in Edwardsville, 
VA. Myrtle and her hus- 
band, John, live in 
Heathsville, VA. John is ex- 
ecutive director of the 
Wesley Community Service 
Center in Portsmouth, VA. 
Jones Long is teaching 
ethics at Princeton Theo- 
logical Seminary, and is 

writing and editing a book. 
Grace lives in Madison, 

Dobney and her hus- 
band. Chuck, live on a ten- 
acre "paradise" in 
Powhatan County, VA. 
Anne is a special educa- 
tion teacher at Prince Ed- 
ward fHigh School in 
Farmville, VA, teaching 
math and social studies. 
She is looking forward to 
her 10th class reunion in 
May, 1 99 1 . 

lives m New York, NY, 
where she is finishing her 
residency in General Sur- 
gery at fsjew York Hospital, 
Cornell. She spent the last 
two years doing research 
on metabolism, infection 
and nutrition. She has pre- 
sented her work in Helsinki, 
Finland, to the New York 
Academy of Nutrition, and 
twice to the American Col- 
lege of Surgeon's annual 
meetings. Annabel is 
thankful to Mary Baldwin 
for giving her a sound base 
for research. 

ANN HAYES lives in Ce- 
dar Grove, NJ, and re- 
cently left the Drug Enforce- 
ment Administration to 
found Strang Hayes Con- 
sulting, Inc. in New York, 
NY. Ann and her partner 
design and implement sub- 
stance abuse prevention 
programs for corporations. 
Julie Ewing and her hus- 
band, James, moved to 
Tucson in November, 
1989, and into their new 
home there in June, 1990. 
Denman lives in Balti- 
more, MD, where she is ac- 
tive in the Junior League. 
Whitney sings with SARA 
'81 in a group that visits 
nursing homes and hospi- 
tals, she regularly sees 
Dose '81. Whitney and 
her husband, John, cel- 
ebrated their fifth wedding 
anniversoy with a trip to 
San Francisco, CA. 
Mathieson lives in 
Whitehall, PA, where her 
husband. Dole, is busy pre- 
paring navy reservists for 
the Persian Gulf. Sheila is 
busy with three sons and 
church activities. 




Lane and her husband. 
Honk, live in Peachtree 
City, GA, where Adele 
teaches gifted students and 
Honk is a pilot for Delta 

associate editor of the Vir- 
ginia Historical Society. 
She has also been elected 
to a three-year term as sec- 
retory-treasurer of the Con- 
ference of Historical Jour- 
nals, an international orga- 
nization for the publishers 
and editors of history 
magazines and periodi- 
cals. Sara lives in Rich- 
mond, VA 



lives in Virginia Beach, VA, 
with her husband, Hal, 
who is in the Navy, and 
their son, Robert James, 
who is two. 

is a trust operations officer 
in the trust finance and con- 
trol of Crestar Bank in Rich- 
mond, VA. She is 
a financial analyst and 
compliance officer 
Durland lives in St. Louis, 
MO, and is very busy with 
two sons, who are one and 
two years old. 


Creasy owns a personal 
shopping business and her 
husband, Ray, is the young- 
est senior engineer at Mar- 
tin Marietta. They live in 
Baltimore, MD 
lives in Washington, DC, 
where she is completing 
her residency- Her hus- 
band. Dr. Stephen G 
Seifert, is a flight surgeon 
stationed in Virginia Beach 
who was among the first to 
be a part of Operation 
Desert Shield 
NEWCOMB Lermo and 
her husband, Erick, ore en- 
joying the fine restaurants 
in New Orleans, LA, where 
they have lived for the lost 

BROWN Neff and her 

husband, David, live in Vir- 
ginia Beach, VA. Anne 
completed her M.Ed, in 
guidance and counseling 
in August, 1990 


SUSAN EASLER is living 
in Williamsburg, VA, and 
is attending the College of 
William and Mary to work 
on a master's degree in 
higher education. 
Muckelbauer and her 
husband, Mark, live in Bal- 
timore, MD. Cathleen is 
practicing law with the firm 
of Whitworth, Weber and 
Smith in Crofton, MD 
R. J. LANDIN-Loderick 
works as on account 
excutive with her father's 
business. The Landin Com- 
panies. In addition, R. J. 
has started her own consult- 
ing business. Have A Ball, 
Limited, specializing in 
planning unique parties 
and weddings. She enjoys 
helping her clients put to- 
gether "classy" entertain- 

LOIS KIM Wooten lives 
in Arlington, VA, and plays 
piano for a music group 
that is getting plenty of jobs 
in the Maryland areo. 
lives in Junction City, KS. 
Her husband is a captain 
and stationed at Ft. Riley, 
KS. Their daughter, 
Caroline, is three. 
GODSEY of Richmond, 
VA, is o national recruiter 
for a multi-million dollar 
marketing firm. She also 
free-lances in television and 
movies and coaches girls' 
soccer at Trinity Episcopal 
High School. 



Marsh and her husband 
ore living in Kinshasa, 
Zaire, but plan to return to 
live in Augusta County, Va, 
and to continue their work 
OS a nurse and a rector. 
Tufford and her husbond, 
Scott, live in Nashville, TN. 
Karen is regional monager 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 37 

From left to right: Margie Moore '88, Laura Yoch Prizzi '88, and Shelley 
Boswell Fusto '88 at McNeely's Bar, Buckhead, in Atlanta, Georgia, 
suir]mer 1990. 

for a perfume and fra- 
grance firm witfi headquar- 
ters in Paris. 
Mays and her husband, 
Ron, have moved to Char- 
lotte, NC. Ron is a civil en- 
gineer, and Suzanne is on 
agent for State Form Insur- 
ance Company. CLAUDIA 
HUDDLESTON, director 
of the emergency health 
services-paramedic pro- 
gram at the College of 
Health Sciences of the 
Community Hospital of 
Roanoke, VA, has been 
promoted to an associate 


MILLER is managing o 
framing store in Savannah, 

Dai Sogawa and Seiko 

Marvo Sogawa '88 

wearing traditional 

Japanese costumes at their 

wedding ceremony in 

Japan on September 9, 



is a customer support repre- 
sentative and marketing as- 
sistant at Street and Com- 
pany in Richmond, VA. Re- 
becca spent a week in San 
Diego, CA, visiting 

Musser lives in New Or- 
leans, LA, where she is 
teaching fourth grade in a 
Catholic school and taking 
courses for a M.Ed, in 
learning disabled children. 
Susan is also teaching ex- 
perimental 4th and 5th 
grade French and has ap- 
plied for a teaching posi- 
tion in Japan. 
KARIN M. WHin is em 
ployed in the corporate tust 
department of Crestar Bank 
in Richmond, VA. She was 
a qualifier for the United 
States Tennis Association 

4.5 Volvo National Cham- 
pionships (singles and 
doubles] in Tucson, AZ, in 
October, 1991 and is 
awaiting the results. 
Mitlehner is working for 
a commercial real estate 
firm in Foyetteville, NC, do- 
ing research on properties 
and their histories. Her 
husband, Carl, is currently 
in Saudi Arabia with the 
82nd Airbourne Division 
from Ft. Bragg. His ad- 
dress is Lt. Carl Mitlehner 
217 98 9040 HHC 307th 
ENGR BN 82nd ABN Div 
APO New York 09656. 
Their rottweiler puppy. 
Boomer, is now one year 
old and a handful. 
reassumed her maiden 
name, HANSSON. 
Barbro is the project man- 
ager in the Office of Alum- 
nae Activities at Mary Bald- 
win and lives with her 
daughter, Karin Taylor, in 

JOANNE REICH is one of 
1 8 men and women serv- 
ing as mission interns with 
the United Methodist Board 
of Global Ministries. 
Joanne is working at the 
Princess Basma Crippled 
Children's Hospital in 
Jerusalem, Israel, and will 
assist at the Women's 
Project in Little Rock, AK, 
on ner return to the United 

applying to graduate 
school and sending advice 
to her cousin SARAH 
TINA WARWICK lives in 
West Chester, PA, and is 
employed as a sales repre- 
sentative for Eastern Tele- 
phone, a local long dis- 
tance company. 
Anderson and her hus- 
band, Carl, have moved to 
Oscoda, Ml. 

KATHY HEWin lives in 
Basking, NJ, and is travel- 
ing for The Body Shop, a 
retail shop selling naturally- 
based skin and hair care 
preparations. Kothy has 
worked in Bath and Bristol, 
England, managing Body 
Shops and helped open 
shops from the East to the 
West Coast. 
STEVENS is living in Kasai 
City, Japan, working as on 
English teacher through the 
Japanese Exchange Teach- 
ing Program. YUKI 
SATAKE '90 lives five min- 
utes away and they are 
having a wonderful time. 



is employed full time by Ar- 
lington House Shelters in 
Arlington, VA, and at The 
Gap part time. She is busy 



works in the Alumnae/De- 
velopment office, coaches 
tennis and is a dorm advi- 
sor at Stuart Hall in 
Staunton, VA. 
be building houses in 
Ghana, West Africa, for 
three years, as an interna- 
tional partner with Habitat 
for Humanity. 
EBBERT Wiseman lives 
in Chespeake, VA, where 
she is a full-time mom and 
part-time free lance writer. 
Her husband, Clarke, is 
teacher for the Literacy In- 
centive Program of the De- 
partment of Correctional 

has been promoted to as- 
sistant vice president of Do- 
minion Trust Company in 
Lynchburg, VA. 
JULIE HICKEY is in sales 
at Dell Computers in Aus- 
tin, TX. 

38 April 1991 


ULIA JOHNSTON Belton '49 to Joseph Burkhalter. 

>ATRICIA ST. CLAIR '70 to Donald Michaels, January, 

VIRGINIA F. WILSON '71 to Robert Mattox. 

iUZABETH BALDWIN SIMONS '74 to John Hossli, May, 
, 1990. 

VNNE KIRCHDORFER '81 to Charles Dabney, April 21, 

VtYRTLE FRANCES JOHNSON '81 , to John G. Hatcher, 
)ecember 2, 1989, 

VIARY BLAKE '8 1 to Ernie White, June 1 7, 1 989. 

VlARTHA R. READ '8) to Charles Brightman Skinner, Jr., 
October 6, 1 990. 

:AMMY EDEL '82 to Bloke Dennis, March 1 7, 1 990. 

WENDY PFAUTZ '82 to Robert C. Blomberg, September 

12, 1990, 

:AR0LYN jane duke '82 to Steven G. Elkins, January 5, 


•VIARILYN HUGHES '84 to Charles F. Allan, October 7, 

^NNE ROYALL BROWN '85 to Mitchell David Neff, Octo- 
ber 17, 1990. 

EVELINE LEE TOUCHSTONE '85 to Stephen Wendell Rury, 
October 6, 1 990. 


RTHA SMITH '86 to George Gregory Westfall, August 

JENNIFER ELENA PARKER '87 to Frederick William Lake III, 
Iune9, 1990. 

From Left to right: Shelby Powell '89, Beo Quinlavalli 89, 
Sharon Akel '89, Pam Pruin '89, Julie King Murray 89, 
Lucille Hodges '89, Caroline Seibold '89, and Kelly Garreh 
'89 at Julie's wedding to Tom Murray in New Orleans, July 
14 1990. 

The wedding ol Katherine Slough and Brian Demers on July 7, 1 990. From leFt to right; 
Elizabeth Peck '90, Jennifer Brillhart '91, Susan Hyatt '90, Mary Irving '90, Katherine Slough 
Demers '90, Cecilia Robinson '90, Beth Carreras '90, Tia Tilman '90, Lori Smith '90, Jenni 
Netting '90. 

SEIKO MARVO '88 to Dai Sogowa, September 9, 1990. 
JULIE KING 89 to Tom Murray, July 14, 1990. 

KATRINA M. SPANKA '89 to Russel Robins Jones Kloman, 

September 1, 1990 

JACQUELINE K. FITZGERALD '89 to Rich Sheffer, June 
23, 1990. 

JANAAN HASHIM '89 to Ra-ld Abdulla. 

MELISSA GLOVER '89 to Randy Berry, September 28, 

ADAIR LEWIS '89 to T. J. Grondchamp. 


JEANNE SCHAUB Classe '68 and John, a son, 
Christophe, on April 19, 1990. 

LISA ROWLAND Whitbeck '70 and Frank: a daughter, 
Sebly Roland, November, 1989. 

ELIZABETH LARNER Gutmann 70 and James: a daugh- 
ter, December 26, 1989 

ELAINE HENDERSON Fowler 72 and Sam: a son, Ross, 
October, 22, 1990 

CARYN GOVE Long '72 and Lewis: a son. Chose Bond, 
October 29, 1990. 

JUDITH STOVAL Boland '74 and William: a son, John 
Lawrence, July, 1990 

BLISS BUFORD Abbet '74 and Bahlmonn: a daughter, 
Lydia Buford, June 29, 1990, 

SUSAN WALTON Wynkoop '75 and Morgan: a daugh- 
ter, July, 1990, 

ROBIN NEEL Prince '75 and Timothy: a daughter, Lillian 
Foirchild, October 20, 1989. 

LAURIE JONES Kopfer '75 and Greg: a son, William 
Chase, March 10, 1990. 

JOANNE PALMER Wood '76 and Bob: adopted a daugh- 
ter, Laura, Februory, 1990. 

LYNDA YOUNG Kaffie '76 and Harris: a son, Morgan 
Sims, May 10, 1990, 

MEREDITH LYONS-Crews '76 and Carl: a son, Graeme 
Walter, September 3, 1990. 

CAROLYN MOORE Honsbrough 76 and Carl: o dough- 

ter, Cristina Ann, October 23, 1989, 

CLAIR CARTER Bell '76 and Thomas: a son, Thomas Grosty 
Bell, II, November 27, 1989. 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine 39 

ANN CALHOUN Dent '77 and William: a daughter, Laurie 
Elizabeth, February 23, 1990. 

CHERYL HARGETT Johnson '77 a son, Kevin, May, 

ELOISE CYVDE Chandler '77 and William: a daughter, 
September, 1990. 

PAMELA WILLIAMS Butler '78 and William: a son, 
Mitchell Alexander, August 18, 1990. 

CAROL PAUL Powell '78 and Peter: a son, Henry Ellis, 
April 8, 1990. 

CARROLL MCCAUSLANO Amos 78 and Walter a 
daughter, Mary Carter, June 21,1 990. 

LESLIE DORE Hogan '79 and John: a daughter, Virginia 
Dore, September 15, 1990. 

JANE HARCUS Hill '79 and Robert: a daughter, Whitney 
Jane, June 27, 1990. 

CATHERINE BRIDGE Akers '79 a son, Andrew Mason, 
June 1, 1990. 

CYNTHIA WILSON Shoemaker 80 and Mark: a dough 
ter, Stewart Marie, March 20, 1990. 

BETTY GULBENK Balentine '80 and Robert: a son, Robert 
McGee, July 13, 1990. 

SUSAN MOOMAW Moring '80 and Platte: a daughter, 
Leigh Monroe, February 22, 1990. 

MOLLIE SHIFLET-O'Brlen '80 and Joseph: a daughter, 
Caroline, July 25, 1990. 

REBECCA SMITH Wirt '81 and Barry: a daughter, Lindsay 
Merideth, September 20, 1990. 

MARY BLAKE BRADY White '81 and Ernie: a daughter, 
Margaret Hamrick, June 5, 1990. 

NANCY PRICE Porter '81 and Mark: a son, Mark 
Maurice, May 1 1, 1990. 

REBECCA VIGIL Gubert '81 a son, Kenneth James, 1987, 

SARA PULSTON Tompkins '81 and John: a daughter, 
Julia Elizabeth, June 10, 1990. 

LEIGH WILLIAMS Greer '81 and David: a daughter, Mar- 
garet Anne, July 12, 1990. 

FRANCES HARRIS Schwabenton '81 a daughter, 
Sydney Frances, April 21,1 990. 

DAWN SULLIVAN Bourne '82 and William: a son, Wil- 
liam Tucker. 

ADELE LOGAN MOORE Lane 82 and Hank: a son, 
Dave, 1989 


Patrick; a daughter, Elizabeth Cameron, October 16, 1990. 

KAREN AMES Dittamoss '86 and Michael: a son, Patrick 
Connor, August 20, 1990. 

CATHY PAINTER Lawler '87 and Robert: a daughter, 
Lindsey Catherine, October 30, 1990. 

JANAAN HASHIM Abdulla 89 and Ra id: a son, 
Muhammed Abdulla, November 2, 1990. 

TRACY ELIZABETH EBBECT Wiseman 90 and Clarke a 
daughter, Claie Leigham, October 31, 1990. 


LOIS FRETWELL Agner '02, December 26, 1 989. 

ELIZABETH GRIMES Crume '07, November 26, 1 990. 

WINIFREE PITTS Hannah 11, November, 1990 

RUTH ELLEN JOHNSON Hunt 14, November 24, 1990 

ELLEN SCOTT McKenry '16, February 15, 1990. 

LELIAN A. WOODLEY Norfleet 1 9, April 1 4, 1 990 

FRANCES BALLENGER Graham 28, August 19, 1990 

MARY TOMLIN BRAXTON Callison 29, October 21, 

WILHELMINA ESKRIDGE Beard 30, July, 1990 

DOROTHY MARIE Eisenberg '30, November 19, 1990. 

PATTY JOE MAHONEY Montgomery 37, October 27, 

MARY LEE Sullivan '40, September 26, 1 990. 

ELIZABETH MCDAVID Spigner 41, December 1, 1990 

PAULINE STRICKLAND Grinnan 41, January 1, 1990 

HARRIET SHOWELL Bald '46, September 1 6, 1 990. 

MARGARET ANN Hankins 58, August, 1 990 

MINNA ABBOT SMITH Hicks 68, August 24, 1 990 

CHRISTINA ELLIS MEYER Gruber 69, November 13, 

ALICE McCAA Kelly '76, November 1 989. 

Guidelines for Submitting Class Notes 

We welcome information for the Class Notes section of 
tf)e Mary Baldwin Magazine. Be sure to include your full 
name, maiden name, class year, current address, and 
daytime phone number. 

For wedding announcements we must have the names of 
the bride and groom, the date, and location of the wedding. 

In the case of a birth announcement, please be sure to 
include the names of both parents, the cfiild's name, and the 

Send your news to Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary 
Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia 2440 1 . Deadline for the 
next issue of the magazine is May, 15, 1991 . 

40 April 3993 


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students, who are hosted by current students, participate in a 
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mation, coll the Office of Admissions at 1-800-826- 
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Mary Baldwin College 
1990-91 Overtiight Schedule 

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Campus Tour 

Lunch, Hunt Hall 

appointments available Monday through Friday from 8;30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 
'•.00 a.m. to 12;00 noon. 

wo weeks notice required. Dote ond time of visit will be confirmed by a telephone 
all from the Office of Alumnae Activities. 

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— Great Houses and Gardens of England and Wales May 27-June 9, 1991 — 

An unusual opportunity to see some of the great houses and gardens of England and Wales, while staying in first class ho- 
tels. The tour features Dr. Mary Hill Cole, assistant professor of history at Mary Baldwin College, as tour historian. Dr. Cole, 
whose area of interest and research is the Tudor-Stuart period, teaches British history at the College and has led many study 
tours to England. Performances of the world-famous Glyndebourne Opera at Lewes and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre at 
Stratford are also included in the tour. 

♦ Tour Package Round trip economy air from Dulles Airport (Washington) to Heathrow Airport (London) via scheduled Brit- 
ish Airways, reserved seating, and meals on board; first-class hotels, twin occupancy with private bath and full English break- 
fasts. Farewell dinner included; chartered deluxe motorcoach from London arrival to London departure; all sight-seeing tours 
and entrance fees for scheduled events; paid admission to the Glyndebourne Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre; trip 
cancellation/interruption insurance of $2000; $300 baggage insurance; $20,000 travel accident insurance; $2000 medical 
expense; $100,000 accidental death insurance ♦ Not Included Passport costs; meals and optional events not in itinerary 

♦ Total Tour Package $2795 (Single supplement $250) This tour is limited to a maximum of 40 participants on a 
first-come, first-served basis. A minimum of 30 participants is required. A deposit of $300 secures your reservation. 

Passages to the People's Republic of China September 3 - 16, 1991 

This fantastic tour offers the opportunity to gain insights into oldest continuing civilization. You will discover China's wealth 
of historical and artistic treasures, magnificent scenery and sumptuous cuisine, but the emphasis of your tour will be people-to- 
people encounters. Precious leisure time is built into the trip to permit travelers to walk about on their own for spontaneous con- 
versations with the Chinese people. The tour itinerary includes Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, and Hong Kong with depar- 
tures from both San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Tour leader is Don Wells, who is Director of Continuing Education at 
Mary Baldwin College and a veteran world traveler. 

♦ Tour Package Round trip air transportation via internationally scheduled carrier; hotels (pre-registration with twin occu- 
pancy, private bath); porterage of one bag per person; all transfers via air, rail, ship, boat, or motor coach; all customary 
group admission fees and service charges; locally hosted English-speaking guides/escorts; informational materials pursuant to 
destination; tote bag. In the People's Republic of China-three meals daily, per custom of the land; comprehensive daily 
sightseeing; traditional Chinese banquet; evening cultural performance; hotels; Chinese visa and processing fee. In Hong 
Kong-full American breakfast daily; half-day guided Hong Kong Island tour; first<lass hotel accommodations 

♦ Total Tour Package* $2995 from San Francisco $3245 from Washington, DC. (Single Supplement $375) 
*Plus $16.00 U.S. departure tax, customs, and immigration fees Departures are also available from other U.S. cities. 

For additional information about Mary Bald>vin College Travel Study Tours, please call or write: Don 
Wells or Johanna Collins, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24401 (703) 887-7031 

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who asked me, when I was a freshman, to join her in fudging the time on 

a dorm sigij-iti sheet when we were late coming in. . . 






Presented originally as a speech at Charter Day, September 5, 1990, 
during which freshmen pledged to uphold Mary Baldwin's Honor Code. 

Today the first-year students will sign their names to 
1 pledge to uphold the Honor Code at Mary Baldwin 
Zollege. Making such a promise is a solemn milestone, 
ind so, even though it is fashionable these days to be 
Tiellow, laid back, chilled out, or tres cool as my French 
riends say, I hope vou will join me for a few moments 
n being earnest, in taking things seriously. 

That we should call the code of trust by which we 
operate at Mary Baldwin an "Honor Code" carries with 
t a message freighted with ambivalence. I say this 
because historically the word "honor" had a very par- 
nailar meaning for women different from its meaning 
for men. For men, being honorable traditionally meant 
not lying to your friends, not cheating at cards, and 
paying your gambling debts. It had also to do with the 
standing of each man's family in the community. Honor, 
in this sense, was not only specific to men; it was also 
specific to class. The idea of honor came from an 
aristocratic tradition, and it meant that men from the 
upper classes could trust each other's word. The honor 
systems at neighboring institutions like Washington 
and Lee and the University of Virginia derive directly 
from this historical tradition of gentlemanly behavior 
and values. 

But what did the word honor mean as applied to 
women? Here we see that it had a quite different and 
specific application confined, as Victoria WoodhuU said 
in 1871, "to a narrow and insulting specialty" of women. 
"It means," she went on to say, "that a woman has never 
been approached in a special way by a man, and nothing 
but that." It is a glorious measure of our progress in the 
last one hundred years that in talking about Mary 
Baldwin's Honor Code this evening, we are not here to 
discuss your love life or your sexual purity. Fortunately, 
we have been born into a world where a woman's 
status is not determined solely by her capaci- 
ties to resist seduction. We have been born 
rather into a world where women have a 
birthright to self-sovereignty; we have also 
been born into a world where women 
must bear the responsibilities that come 


by Martha N. Evans 

with that enlarged sphere of empowerment. In the old 
world, women were looked upon as frivolous, capricious 
creatures who could not make up their minds. In the old 
world, women were allowed to use their wiles and 
emotions at once to solve problems and to hide from 
them. For these reasons women were regarded as 
unreliable. They were both sheltered and discredited 
from moral accountability. By definition, women could 
not be honorable in the same sense that men were. 

But the frontiers between the old world and the new 
are perhaps not as clearly marked as 1 have presented 
them. The old world still lives on in many of our hearts. 
We women sometimes strain against those vestiges; 
often we take advantage of them. We often use the old 
prerogative to look to others to make up our minds for 
us, to tell us what is right and wrong. We use the old 
tradition of female dependency to avoid taking respon- 
sibility for our own failures and sometimes even for our 
successes. Instead of telling the truth, we hedge or 
disguise it to avoid conflict, to avoid making someone 
else feel bad. 

When you sign your name to the Marv' Baldwin 
Honor Code tonight, you are pledging to live in the new 
world. You are pledging yourself to freedom and self- 
sovereignh'. You are pledging yourself to accountabil- 
ity. You are pledging yourself to tell the truth. All of this 
requires strength, a sense of personal pride, and a capac- 
ity for discernment that many of us feel we do not 
possess. The weight of individual responsibility is a 
heavy burden to carry. The lines between truth and 
falsehood are not always distinct, and more impor- 
tantly, the conflicts between moral duty and personal 
friendships and alliances sometimes seem intolerable. 

Talking about the burdens of responsibility and the 
inadequacy or fragility that some of us feel in the face of 
them brings me to the second point 1 would like to make. 
In adopting an honor code at Mar\' Baldwin are we 
simply applying theold notion of male honor to women? 
Are we merely importing systems used at traditionally 
male institutions like The University of Virginia and 
Washington and Lee? In other words, can we be gentle- 

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TTii- Mary Baldmn Magazine 43 

Nicok L Preslon of Petersburg sigtts 
the College Honor Code at the 
College Charter Day September 7, 
2990. Witnessing the signature is 
Catherine Noyes of Richmond. 

men of the old school? Obviously I don't think so, and 
I don' t think we should even try. For the solitude of self- 
reliance and individual accountability I have been 
speaking of are counterbalanced by another duty, a 
traditional female duty — that of caring for, protecting, 
and nurturing family and friends. As 1 have already 
pointed out, these allegiances may sometimes seem to 
be in conflict with a higher moral duty to the code of 
honor. But I believe that sense of conflict comes less 
from reality than from a fault of perspective. It comes 
from not looking at things precisely from our own 
training and traditions. It comes from not being true to 
our history as women. 

1 will try to explain what I mean by telling a story. 
Once upon a time, long, long ago when I was in college, 
women students used to knit in class. In those days, as 
part of her training for life every woman was supposed 
to know how to do handwork. So, while we sat in class 
learning about ideas, we would do handwork. Our 
mothers and grandmothers had told us that idle hands 
are the devil's workshop. So the students would knit — 
mostly argyle socks and sweaters for boyfriends. It 
made it kind of hard to take notes, and it was especially 
awful when someone would drop a metal knitting 
needle and it would go noisily bouncing along the floor. 
The professors no doubt hated it. I didn't knit. Not 
because I didn't know how, but because I thought of 
myself as a progressive, modern woman who didn't do 
that old kind of domestic stuff. I thought it was silly and 

Now I see things from a different perspective. I see 
that knitting in class as a complex symbol of what was 
going on at women's colleges, a tradition that I hope we 
can carry on. Please don't take the symbol literally — I 
don't mean to propose that you all take up knitting in 
class! Rather, what was happening on one level was that 
those women students were in a very real sense at- 
tempting to knit together their identities as learners and 
intellectuals with their traditional roles as women. They 
were trying to integrate the old and the new worlds. 
They were proving to themselves, and probably to their 
professors, that they could be both women and intel- 
lectuals, that they could make presents for their boy- 
friends and discuss philosophy at the same time. Then, 

the knitting seemed like an annoying habit; now it 
strikes me as a sign of a worthwhile and truly precious 
effort to knit together what felt like warring identities. 

But in an even larger sense, those knitters were not 
making socks and sweaters; they were creating symbols 
of the world we lived in at a women's college. Their 
knitting was a precise and apt image for that special 
community. Each member of the community was like a 
stitch in the knitting. Every stitch, every person, sup- 
ported the others and made their connection possible. If 
you pulled out one stitch, the whole sweater wouldn't 
fall apart, but it would weaken the other stitches around 
it. They wouldn't have anything to connect to, their 
support would be gone. If, on the other hand, all the 
stitches held, something beautiful would come of it. 
Something strong and useful, something that could 
keep you warm on cold, lonely days. 

So I propose this evening that we think of the Honor 
Code as a sweater, or maybe even an old sock. Each one 
of us is a stitch. We all need each other to support and 
connect us to the whole. And if one stitch falters — if one 
of us doesn't tell the truth, if one of us doesn't take 
responsibility for our actions and decisions, if one of us 
doesn't stand firm — then all the stitches around us will 
literally be let down, will loose their connections, will be 
left hanging. As a result, the community may not fall 
apart, but it will be weakened; it will begin to unravel. 
Your pledge this evening is a promise to yourself and to 
your classmates to be a stalwart and sturdy stitch, to 
uphold not an abstract code or rule, but to exercise the 
kind of honor that links us all together, that knits us into 
a strong and nurturing community. 

In your endeavor to uphold that promise, I wish you 
all Godspeed. 

Martha Evans, professor of French ami coordinator of 
women's studies, joined the faculh/ of Mary Baldwin in 1965. 
Dr. Evans is the author of two books and numerous articles. 
She is widely regarded not only as ati author, but also as a 
translator of French texts, and is a member of the editorial 
board of the Modern Language Association. In 1989, she 
received the Faculty Scholar Award from the College. 

44 April 1991 

A Pencil 
Sketch of 

by Givendolyn E. Walsh 

Fencing has a long history at Mary Baldwin College. 
'References to this elegant sport appear as early as 1892, 
vhen a description of a new gymnasium notes, "Now, 
he program varies, sometimes we fence, use the 
lumbbells or have a Swedish drill." Then, in the 1933 
iluc<tockiug, in a section titled "Minor Sports," there is 
> picture of two fencers in padded clothing. 

During the early years of the fencing program at 
Vlary Baldwin, classes gave demonstrations at local 
schools and at service clubs such as Kiwanis. The 
encing team competed with Madison College, now 
ames Madison University, and the Blue Ridge Fencing 
riub and attended USFA (then known as AFLA) meets 
md tournaments at the College of William and Mary. 
Twice the College hosted the Virginia State Tournament 
in the King Gymnasium. 

In addition to programs offered in local schools, the 
College also offered fencing instruction to students who 
attended the Governor's School for Science which was 
held for a number of years on the Mary Baldwin cam- 
pus. In fact, one participant in that program later went 
to Yale, where he became captain of the fencing team. 

in the early 1980s MBC started classes in Stage 
jFencing. The stage fencers have great fun giving dem- 
onstrations at MBC and in public schools for sports 
teams and in English classes studying Shakespeare. 
Manv of Marv Baldwin's theatre students take stage 
fencing to prepare themselves for teaching in public 
;schools or to choreograph a sequence for an MBC the- 
atre production. 

The College has an ongoing relationship with the 
VMl fencing team, who come to MBC even.' fall for the 
"Coaches Challenge" meet. Our team travels to VMl in 
thespring. Fencinggoesonallaftemoon,and is followed 
by an awards banquet. 

The last event of each season is The University of 
Virginia Dogwood Open. Every spring, when the 
dogwoods bloom, UV A hosts this USFA meet, outdoors 
on The Lawn. Often, the officers of the USFA wear 
fencing clothing of the 19th century. Believe me, it isn't 
easy to fence in a long skirt! 

Guvit Wahh, cmcrita associate profci^sor of physical edu- 
cntkm, continues to u\nk irith Mary Baldwin's fencing team. 
She joined the faculty in 1962 ami retired last spring. 

Illustration fcy Patrick KiWnger 

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Dr. Martha Evans, professor of French, has been 
elected a member of the editorial board of the Modern 
Language Association. Dr. Evans' book. Fits and Starts: 
Theories of Hysteria in Modern France, has been accepted 
for pubhcation by Cornell University Press. 

"Effects of Forage Availability on Home Range and 
Population Density of Microtus Pennsylvanicus" by Dr. 
Eric Jones, assistant professor of biology, was published 
in the August issue of the journal of Mammalogy. 

Dr. Carrie Douglass, assistant professor of sociol- 
ogy, had a paper accepted for publication in the journal 
Anthropological Quarterly. Her paper vi'as titled "The 
Spanish Fiesta Cycle." 

Dr. Ashton D. Trice, assistant professor of psychol- 
ogy, and student Teresa Gilbert are co-authors of "Lo- 
cus of Control in and Career Aspirations of Fourth 
Grade Students," which has been published in Psycho- 
logical Reports. Dr. Trice presented a paper titled "Career 
Notions in Childhood" at the Virginia Developmental 

Custer LaRue ' 74, adjunct instructor of voice, is 
vocal soloist for the Baltimore Consort. The Consort, 
which specializes in repertory from the Elizabethan and 
Scottish Renaissance periods, has just released its sec- 
ond compact disc recording, "On the Banks of the Heli- 
con," on the Dorian label. 

Dr. Virginia R. Francisco, professor of theatre, has 
become president of the Virginia Theatre Association, 
ending a two-year term as president-elect. Dr. Francisco 
planned and organized the November convention for 
VTA, which included six showcase performances, five 
community theatre presentations, 25 secondary school 
shows and over 60 workshops. 

Dr. James Patrick, professor of chemistry and 
Caroline Rose Hunt Distinguished Chair in the Natural 

Sciences, received the annual Distinguished Service 
Award from the Virginia Section of the American 
Chemical Society in September. Dr. Patrick is the first 
person in the Shenandoah Valley to receive this award 
in over 20 years. 

Dr. John L. Kibler, associate professor of psychol- 
ogy, presented two papers in joint authorship with 
students Erin Deneen and Amie Seymour at the Virginia 
Psychological Association meeting in October. Titles of 
the projects were "Increased Mortality in Rat Pups 
Prenatally Exposed to Caffeine May be Related to De- 
creased Body Temperature" and "Decreases in Vocal- 
izations by Rat Pups Exposed to Prenatal Caffeine." 

Dr. Lesley Novack, assistant professor of psychol- 
ogy, has participated in a National Endowment for the 
Humanities seminar held in Ann Arbor at the Univer- 
sity of Michigan. Dr. Novack was one of 12 college 
teachers selected to participate in a seminar titled "His- 
tory of the Family." A paper titled "Effects of Maternal 
Employment on College Age Students", co-authored by 
Dr. Novack and senior Kristin Henley, has been ac- 
cepted for presentation at a meeting of the Southeastern 
Psychological Association. 


Michael Norris, visiting assistant professor of busi- 
ness administration, recently made two presentations. 
One made to an investment group for women was titled 
"Characteristics of Bonds That Affect Investment Deci- 
sions." The second, "Accountants: Quahfications and 
Responsibilities," was presented to participants in an 
American Management Association course titled "Fi- 
nance for Non-Financial Executives." 

Dr. Patricia Westhaf er, assistant professor of educa- 
tion, presented a paper, "Collaboration between Mary 
Baldwin College and Local School Divisions: A Look at 
the Volunteer Programs," at the meeting of the Virginia 
Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Dr. 
Westhafer has also conducted a learning styles work- 
shop with students involved in PULSAR, a program 
which uses police, educators, and peers as positive role 
models for "at-risk" teenagers. 

William Winter, assistant professor of computer sci- 
ence, presented two papers, "Structuring the Introduc- 
tory Level CIS Course to Please Everybody" and "De- 
veloping a New Course in Microcomputer Graphics 
Applications" at the Fourth Annual Southeastern Small 
College Computing Conference. 

Dr. David Mason, assistant professor of political ' 
science, presented a paper titled "Plato's Political Ontol- 
ogy" for the Northeastern Political Science Association. 

46 April 1991 

Dr. James Gilman, associate professor of religion 
nd philosopiiy, presented a paper, "Grace, Humility, 
nd Teacliing," for the meeting of The South Atlantic 
'hilosophy of Education Society. 

Dr. Roderic Owen, associate professor (ADP, phi- 
)sophy), was program chair and moderator of the 
•outh Philosophy of Education Society & Virginia Phi- 
jsophy of Education Society. Dr. Owen has also been 
elected for a Rotary Foundation International Study 
■xchange Team trip to China during May and June of 

Dr. John Wells, associate professor of sociology, 
)resented a paper titled "Busload of Faith: Images of 
'ultural Failure in the Songs of Lou Reed's New York," 
t the Mid- Atlantic Popular Culture/ American Culture 

Celeste Rhodes, director of PEG, attended the Texas 
Association for the Gifted Conference and presented 
hreesessions. The first was titled "Parenting theGifted," 
.nd she spoke twice on "The Special Needs of Gifted 

Theresa Southerington, associate professor of the- 
itre, chaired the College and University division meet- 
ngs and presentations at the Virginia Theatre Associa- 
ion annual conference. 

Kaoru Ueji, instructor in Japanese, shared a panel 
vith Dr. Dan Metraux at the Association for Asian 

Dr. Elizabeth Hairfield, professor of chemistry, has 

Deen elected treasurer of the Virginia Section of the 
American Chemical Society. 

Dr. Judy Klein, associate professor of economics, 
was a discussant in the History of Econometrics session 
and presented a paper, "A Critique of Morgan's Thesis 
3n Process Analysis," at the meeting of the American 
Economic Association. 

Dr. Steve Mosher, associate professor of political 
science, presented a paper on the health care system of 
Quebec at a multi-disciplinary conference, "Health Care 
Language, Environmental Policiesand Issues in Canada 
and the United States." 


Patty Joe Mahony Montgomery '37, a devoted alumna and member of the Board 
of Trustees, died on October 27, 1990. The memory of her, however, remains strong 
throughout the Mary Baldwin community, for she was involved for so long and in so 
many ways with the College. One of Patty Joe's projects, the book list, which she 
suggested and underwrote, is revived in this issue of The Mary Baldwin Magazine. At 
the request of the Continuing Education Committee of the Alumnae Board, CoUege 
Librarian William C. Pollard compiled the list. Mr. Pollard notes that all the books 
are in Grafton Library and should be available at most local libraries. 

Maya Angelou, / Shall Not Be Moved, 
Random House, 1990 

This is an important new collection 
of poetry from one of the most distinc- 
tive writers at work today. Maya 
Angelou speaks eloquently of black life 
and history. 

Carl Anthony, First Ladies: The Saga 
of the President's Wives and Their Power, 
77«9- 7961, Morrow, 1990 

The author maintains that "first la- 
dyship" is an institution unique to 
American society because from the be- 
girming it afforded each president's wife 
a special, very real power of her own. 
Anthony offers informative and enter- 
taining reading. 

John Chancellor, Peril and Promise, 
Harper, 1990 

Chancellor, an NBC News com- 
mentator, says he wrote this tx)ok in 
"anger and frustration" because of 
America's loss of stature in the world, a 
situation he blames on a series of inef- 
fective presidents and Congresses. 
Chancellor wants a tougher, smarter 
America — instead of a kindler, gentler 
one. Ho calls for imaginahve and cou- 
rageous leadership. 

Jane Goodall, Through A Window: 
M\) Thirty Years With the Chimpanzees of 
Combe, Houghton, 1990 

Jane Goodall writes in an easy, de- 
scriptive style about her study of chim- 
panzees over the years. Mary Baldwin 
readers will be interested to know that 
Ann Pierce '70 has spent time in the 
field with Ms. Goodall. 

Vaclav Havel, Disturbing the Peace: 
A Conversation With Karel Hvizdala, 
Knopf, 1990 

Havel, president of the newly orga- 
nized Czechoslovakia, submitted to this 
interview with Czech journalist 
Hvizdala in 1986, when Havel was a 
dissident playwright. It reveals a com- 
plex man, long involved with his com- 
munity and his stale. 

William J. Holstein, The lafianese 
Power Game: Wliat It Means for America, 
Scribner, 1990 

Holstein, an associate editor at 
Business Week, has written a thorough 
overview of contemporan.' Japanese 
culture. He presents a provocative dis- 
cussion of the future of japan's eco- 
nomic and political development, par- 
ticularlv vis-a-vis the United States. 

Bette Bao Lord, Legacies: A Chinese 
Mosaic, Knopf, 1990 

The wife of the U.S. Ambassador to 
China during the Reagan administration 
presents a somber, yet hopeful, picture of 
China in the Cultural Revolution. 

Through Chinese lives and politics, Mrs. 
Lord gives us a fascinating, contempo- 
rary portrait of her native land. 

Richard E. N'eustadt, Presidential 
Power and the Modern Presidents, Free 
Press, 1990 

Neustadt has re\'ised his 1961 clas- 
sic on the modem American presidency. 
This fourth edition continues his thesis 
that presidents who lead by persuasion 
are more successful than those who 
rely solely on the executive powers 
found in the Constitution. He covers 
the administration from Franklin 
Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan. 

Peggy Noonan, What I Saw at the 
Reivtution: A Political Life in the Reagan 
Era, Random House, 1990 

Peggy Noonan has \\Titten an en- 
terta ining accou nt from inside the White 
House. As a speech writer, it was she 
who (through George Bush) told us to 
"read my lips" and to see "a thousand 
points of Ught." 

Alex Shoumatoff, The World is 
Burning, Little, Brown, 1990 

The destruction of the Amazon rain 
forest may well prove to be the most 
calamitous of all the disasters of the 
20th century. This is a tragic tale of 
cruelty and villainy on an epic scale. It 
involves botany, history,economics and 
ecology intertwined with the murder 
of ecologist Chico Mendes. 

Hedrick Smith, Vie Ni-w Russians, 
Random House, 1990 

This isa highly readable, entertaining 
book about the changes made in Russia 
under Gort>achev. Smith looks at the 
obstacles to further reforms, one of which 
is an ingrained "culture of envy " that 
disaiurages the ti.'pical Russian from try- 
ing to rise above his or her neighbors. 

Ann Thwaite, A.A. Milne: Tlie Man 
Behind Winnie-the-Pooh, Random 
House, 1990 

This is the first biography of the 
author of that delightful children's 
classic about Christopher Robin, his 
bearand theiranimal friends. Although 
best known for his writings for chil- 
dren, A. A. Milne was also a successful 
humorist, editor and playwright. 

Women of Valor: Vie Struggle Against 
the Great Depression ,4s Told in Their 
Chim Life Stories, Ivan R. Dee, Inc., 1990 
This collection contains excerpts 
from the autobiographies of women 
active in public roles during the De- 
pression. Prominent figures such as 
Eleanor Roosevelt and Frances Perkins 
are included. They all tell inspirational 
and compelling stories. 

Vie Mary Baldwin Magazine 




The Sesquicentennial Committee, chaired by College 
Librarian William C. Pollard, is hard at work planning 
Mary Baldwin's 150th anniversary celebration. In fact, 
a full year of special events and activities are already 
scheduled, beginning on Friday, October 4, 1991, with 
the College's annual Founders' Day convocation. 

EXiring the convocation, the class of 1992 will be 
invested with their academic regalia, and bronze com- 
memorative medallions, which have been designed by 
Daniel Booton, will be presented to 50 distinguished 
alumnae and friends of the College. The Founders' Day 
address will be delivered by Nancy F. Cott, Stanley 
Woodward Professor of History and American Studies 
at Yale University. Dr. Cott is the editor of the 20- 
volume History of VJomen in America which has just been 
published. Following the convocation, lunch will be 
served on the lawn of the President's house. 

In the afternoon, Martha McMullan Aasen '51, who 
is retired from the United Nations, will moderate a 
panel of alumnae who will discuss their careers. In their 
discussion, these women, who represent fields ranging 
from the arts to science, business, and education, will 
connect their experiences at Mary Baldwin to their 

A number of special publications and memorabilia 
will be available during the sesquicentennial year. These 
include Dr. Patricia Menk's History of Mary Baldwin 
College , a pictorial record of Mary Baldwin today which 
will be published by The Harmony House, and a ses- 
quicentennial edition of the Alumnae Directory. The 
College will also reissue commemorative plates by 
Staffordshire, replicating the design of the 
Wedgwood plates sold years ago. In 
addition, Virginia Metalcrafters will 
reissue the enormously popular 
Ham and Jam bookends in a ver- 
digris finish. 

During Homecoming/ 
Commencement 1992, along 
with class reunions and other 
special activities for alumnae 
and friends of the College, the 
world premiere of an oratorio 
on the Book of Ruth will be pre- 
sented. The College commis- 
sioned this composition by 
Frances Thompson McKay '69. The 
oratorio will be performed by the 
Mary Baldwin College choir, under 
the direction of Dr. Robert Allen, associate 
professor of music. 



Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson was honored during thi 
Founders' Day Convocation, October 5, a: 
alumnae and class leaders unveiled th( 
President's portrait. Participating in the presentatior 
were Barbara Knisely Roberts '73, Sue Achey '89, Susar 
Hyatt '90, Kathy Seraphin '91 , and Donia Craig Dickersor 
'54, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, who attendee 
MBC from 1950 through 1952. 

Sue Achey and the class of 1989 started a "Presiden 
tial Portrait Fund" as their traditional class gift to tht 
College. Adding financial support to this presidential 
portrait fund were the classes of 1990 and 1991 and tht 
Alumnae Association. These groups along with indi- 
vidual alumnae donors raised approximately $10,00C 
which covered the costs of having the portrait painted 

The artist, Robert D. Bentley of Lake Forest, Illinois 
became associated with Mary Baldwin through his arl 
broker, who happens to be Donia Dickerson. Mrs 
Dickerson will work again with MBC in finding suitable 
works for the Elizabeth Nottingham Day Gallery. 

The president's portrait will be displayed in the froni 
entrance of the Administration Building, near the Ad- 
missions Office and across from Rufus Bailey's portrait, 
Portraits of former MBC presidents are displayed in the 
lower back gallery. 

48 April 7991 


enhancing Your Own Assets 

/Vhile Strengthening Mary Baldwin's Future 

Just as stately columns give strength to many of Mary Baldwin's graceful buildings, gifts from friends 
nd supporters serve as a strong foundation for the College's future growth. Gifts from special people 
ave always meant the difference between adequacy and excellence at Mary Baldwin College. 

While most people think of writing a check when they give, charitable gifts may actually be made with 
lany forms of property. In fact, other less familiar forms of giving may prove to be highly economical 
3T you. Gifts to Mary Baldwin College can be arranged in a variety of ways. Some result in immediate 
enefit to the College, while others may actually be received months or even years from now. 

• Giving non-cash property 

Assets such as real estate or securities (including 
lutual funds, certain bonds, and stocks) may help 
ou make a larger gift at less cost. Other tangible 
ersonal property — collections of value, works of 
rt, antiques — may make practical gifts, as well. 

• Giving a temporary gift of 

Through one gift plan, you can, in effect, lend 
ssets to a nonprofit entity for a period of time and 
Ken have them returned to you or your family, 
'requently used to fulfill pledges over a number of 
ears, such a plan may also help you eliminate 
axes on assets left to children or grandchildren. 

• Giving through your >vill 

Contributions to the College can be made 
hrough your will, in which you can include chari- 
able gifts in the form of specific property, a per- 
entage of your estate, and /or the residue of your 
■state. Often a bequest may be arranged with the 
iddition of a codicil, so that making of a new will 
nay not be necessary. 

• Giving through life 

You can give a policy you already own outright, 
assign the dividends as a gift, or name Mary Bald- 
win College as first, second, or last beneficiary for 
part or all of the proceeds. Or, a new policy may be 
purchased to provide a large eventual gift. Tax 
benefits accompany many Hfe insurance gifts. 

• Giving through retirement 

Naming a charitable beneficiary for part or all 
funds in a retirement plan, when loved ones are 
not available to use them, can be easy. The person 
Or financial institution handling your IRA, other 
retirement plan, or profit-sharing account can help. 

• Giving for income 

A giving-for-income plan may be ideal if you or 
a loved one needs a supplementary income. Such 
plans result in payments to the donor (or someone 
the donor names) each year. Many people have 
used income from such plans to supplement re- 
tirement funds or to pay for the education of 
children or grandchildren. 

// you iVOiihi like to Icaru more about how planned ;^ivin;^ can help i/ou make a difference at Mary 
Mdivin Colle;^e, please call Laura Catching Alexander 71 in the Development Office at (703) S87-701 1 . 









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